what does this mean?

Anthony E. Greene agreene@pobox.com
Sat Aug 25 02:13:01 2001

On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Justin R. Miller wrote:

>What is causing this? I've saved an encrypted email to 'out' and am
>trying it outside of my MUA (Mutt):
>($:~)-> gpg -d out
>gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit ELG-E key, ID xxxxxxxx, created 2000-08-11
> "Some User <some@user.com>"
>gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available
>gpg: [don't know]: invalid packet (ctb=20)
It means that the message was encrypted using a public key for which you do not have the matching private key. Tony -- Anthony E. Greene <agreene@pobox.com> <http://www.pobox.com/~agreene/> PGP Key: 0x6C94239D/7B3D BD7D 7D91 1B44 BA26 C484 A42A 60DD 6C94 239D Chat: AOL/Yahoo: TonyG05 Linux. The choice of a GNU Generation. <http://www.linux.org/>