Making it simple
Wed May 8 00:19:02 2002

We were going with PGP 6.5.8 , a public/private key ring was generated and
the public key sent to the customer. It was then decided that we use GnuPG
1.0.7 since it's free, I've generated a new public/private gpg key ring but
ofcourse I cannot decrypt files sent to me by that customer who encrypted
them using our old PGP key.
The preference is to avoid requesting re-importing keys of the customer if
possible or is it not ?
In that case , even adding those parameters to my options file won't do my
any good. I can only import public keys using the gpg -import file.asc
command but when I attempt to decrypt those files i get the following error
message :

decryption failed: secret key not available

                    "Steve Butler"                                                                                    
                    <       To:     Sahar Witt/AFS/CAPITAL@CG, <>                
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                    Sent by:                Subject:     RE: Making it simple                                         
                    05/07/2002 02:41                                                                                  

What problem are you having?  I receive files encrypted by clients using
(both 6 and 7) and am able to decrypt them with both gpg 1.0.6 and 1.0.7.
Neither version required any extension (other than setting the following in
the options file) nor any dollars.

compress-algo 1

--Steve Butler
Oracle Administrator
First Choice Health Network

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 1:42 PM
Subject: Making it simple

What does it take to extend GnuPG 1.0.7 so it will decrypt messages
encrypted in PGP 6.x or 7.x for commercial use in the united states ?
 Is this even possible or do you have to purchase a license still ?


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