Unsupported public key algorithm

Johan Wevers johanw@vulcan.xs4all.nl
Mon, 25 Sep 2000 23:25:32 +0200 (MET DST)

Frank Tobin wrote:

>> gpg: pub 1022R/D5327CB9 1992-09-25 wietse venema <wietse@wzv.win.tue.nl>
Does Wietse still work at the Eindhoven University? I thought he has moved. Anyway, check his email address. As far as I know the TUE has changed its email address structure. Check their website (www.tue.nl) for that.
> The R in 1022R means RSA. Get GnuPG 1.0.3 (the RSA patent has
> expired) and you'll be able to import the key.
That is, if you load the IDEA plugin. That key is from 1992, so it is almost centainly created with pgp 2.x, which only uses IDEA as its public key algorithm. It is even only 1022 bits - does anyone know if there were there some bugs in pgp 2.0 - 2.3 that prevented 1024 bits keys to be generated? -- ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site: johanw@vulcan.xs4all.nl // http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/index.html PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html -- Archive is at http://lists.gnupg.org - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to gnupg-users-request@gnupg.org