my first steps with GnuPG...
Thu Apr 26 00:07:01 2001
On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, Falissard wrote:
> I cannot understand it ! I was so sure GnuPG
> was 100% compliant with RFC2440 !
Well, I believe it is. However most protocols are moving targets
and the MDC packet is something which is in the draft for the next
version of OpenPGP (same for Twofish and a lot of other things).
We try to make sure that nothing gets broken but sometimes it just
happens and old GnuPG versions might not be able to cope with a
newer format. I think upgrading is the easiest way to handle this
and it fixes some quite serious security problems.
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