ASCII versus BINARY ftp of encrypted file -- post ftp fixup?

Steve Butler
Mon Jan 28 20:30:01 2002

We have a client who routinely sends us an encrypted file using the ASCII
rather than BIN ftp format.  At least whenever we have had them resend it
using the BIN format the decryption works.  The error we get is:

gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit ELG-E key, ID 5A2CEA48, created 2001-10-16
      "First Choice Health Network (FCHN)"
gpg: fatal: zlib inflate problem: invalid block type
secmem usage: 2336/4128 bytes in 6/11 blocks of pool 4768/16384

Has anybody played with doing a post-FTP fixup of such a file?  Suggestions
on how we might recover the file without having the sender ftp it again?

--Steve Butler
Oracle DBA
First Choice Health Network

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