Symmetric Encryption Requirement

Neil Williams linux at
Fri Dec 19 16:44:47 CET 2003

On Friday 19 Dec 2003 3:53 pm, Mark Jacobs wrote:
> On Friday 19 December 2003 10:41 am, David Shaw wrote:
> > Why not just run GnuPG on the mainframe?
> The mainframe process that we are looking for is by the nature of the
> mainframe a batch process without human interaction, i.e. hard for the
> mainframe to enter a passphrase when prompted by GNUPG.

Then don't set a passphrase on the recipient key? As long as you have adequate 
secondary security measures to protect the data once unencrypted with such a 

> Also GNUPG has not been ported to run in the mainframe UNIX or
> native environment.

Depends how much of this stuff you'll be receiving but could it be done with a 
client box or some kind of non-native virtual machine then transport the data 
using any suitable means from a fileshare to a bespoke socket?

> > David


Neil Williams
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