Thu May 16 22:11:02 2002
Got it. I'm not exactly sure what the problem was but this is
what I did.
We have GnuPG 1.0.6 and we were not able to decrypt
PGP 7.0 files (no sigs, no IDEA, no BLOWFISH or TWOFISH).
What I did:
I downloaded PGP 7.0.3, installed it and generated a key pair.
I exported the PGP 7.0.3 key pair and then imported it into GnuPG
gpg --import --allow-secret-key-import New_Keys.asc
I then exported the public key for the new key pair and
passed it off to the customer. Now I am decrypting his
I know this is a hack and I would much rather know what
was wrong but it works.
Steve Butler wrote:
> Not quite what I meant. They can encrypt either text (ASCII) or binary data
> (spreadsheets, programs, pictures, etc). However, the output from the
> encryption will be binary (unless you use the --armour option).
> So, after the file has been encrypted and until the file has been decrypted,
> treat it as binary in all file transmissions.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Brettin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 10:36 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: compatibility issues
> So the client should be encrypting binary?
> I forgot to mention that we haven't tried any signatures
> yet so signing is not (yet) an issue.
> Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll check em out and
> keep you all posted.
> Thanks again,
> Steve Butler wrote:
> > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> > Hash: SHA1
> > We at First Choice Health have had some interesting times with clients
> > using PGP. Usually we've been able to overcome them. Here is what I'd
> > suggest you check:
> > 1. the preferences on your key do not reference BLOWFISH or TWOFISH
> > anywhere in the list.
> > 2. the client isn't trying to override and encrypt to IDEA.
> > 3. the client (or your internal) file copy (via FTP) did not use
> > ASCII. [We had to educate a couple of clients.]
> > 4. Is the client using WS_FTP on a Windows box and your FTP server is
> > a Linux box? Specifically we have a problem with one client using
> > WS_FTP talking to our RedHat 6.2EE ftp server. The client side appears
> > to drop random <CR> bytes (not all of them as would be the case if it
> > was an ASCII transfer). Any other ftp client at their site appears to
> > work flawlessly. But they "like" WS_FTP <<sigh>>.
> > - From your description, I would lean toward #3 or #4. The presumes that
> > they were able to correctly import your public key are are really
> > encrypting to it. Are you able to encrypt a file to your public key
> > and then decrypt it?
> > - --Steve
> > Oracle Administrator
> > First Choice Health Network
> > - -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mark Brettin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:45 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: compatibility issues
> > Can any tell me if there is a known compatibility issue with
> > PGP v7.0 and GnuPG 1.0.6?
> > I'm having problems decrypting a clients message. I am using
> > GnuPG 1.0.6 and the client is using PGP 7.0. The client is
> > able to decrypt my messages. The error I get when trying
> > to decrypt the 7.0 message is as follows:
> > gpg: decryption failed: bad key
> > Any ideas?
> > Thank you in advance.
> > Mark
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> > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
> > Version: GnuPG v1.0.6-2 (MingW32) - WinPT 0.5.12
> > iD8DBQE849/zVxXIgBsy1UsRAmNFAKCHAtaJuHxILVT99nlCINTXr++3JQCfQJ20
> > fB460ZgDrXdSwS5DBDAWr/4=
> > =xlTj
> > -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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