HOWTO on interfacing with gnupg/pgp?

Len Sassaman
Wed Jun 20 02:02:01 2001

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, Johan Wevers wrote:

> Len Sassaman wrote:
> > PGP 1.0 was GPL'd as well, and there's a rather nice RSA implementation as
> > part of it.
> Did the RSA implementation change significantly in 2.x?>
I do not think so. I am not sure.
> Would it? If someone would write GnuPG plugins for the BassOmatic cipher
> of pgp 1 and an MD4 hash plugin, would GnuPG then be able to decrypt and
> verify pgp 1.0 messages? What I see from the pgp 1 documentation is that
> the basic structure (pubkey algo to encrypt session key of symm algo) did
> not change since pgp 1.0.
The message formats aren't compatable. You would not be able to simply drop in cipher support and have it work. And 1.0 lacked things like ASCII-armoring, as well. __ Len Sassaman Security Architect | Technology Consultant | "Let be be finale of seem." | | --Wallace Stevens