compatibility with PGPfreeware 6.5.8

Alexandros Papadopoulos
Wed Nov 20 18:47:04 2002

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On Wednesday 20 November 2002 02:19, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 12:23:11AM -0500, AP wrote:
> > Is the aforementioned version completely incompatible with gpg, or
> > are there switches to ensure compatibility?
> --pgp6
> > If that is the case, does it mean that that version of PGP was not
> > OpenPGP-compliant?
> Yes.
> > Encrypted documents I created with GnuPG 1.2 could not be decrypted
> > with that client on Window$.
> If your 'options' (or 'gpg.conf') file is sane, and the key you are
> encrypting to was created by PGP 6.5.8, then it should work.
> Do you have a 'cipher' line in your gpg.conf? Something like that?

No, I've made minimal changes to gpg.conf from the default (just the=20
keyserver and no-greeting flags) . So, if I enable the pgp6 switch in=20
my .conf file, the program will intelligently decide whether to use it=20
or not, depending on the nature of the public key used to encrypt?

Impressive! :-)

Thanks for the tip.

- -A
- --=20
3DAD 8435 DB52 F17B 640F  D78C 8260 0CC1 0B75 8265
Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux)