Symmetric Encryption Requirement

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Dec 19 18:33:02 CET 2003

On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 12:10:58 -0500, David Shaw said:

> I'd seriously try and build GnuPG on the mainframe.  Given that you
> don't need a random number source, it should be fairly simple to come
> up with the right set of configure options to build the thing.

It should work in the POSIX subsystem; I recall that I was basically
able to build GnuPG there but it is a long time ago. I see no chance
to do it under MVS, I once planned to do that but there was not much

The best choice would be to strip the code down to the bare decryption
stuff and make sure that only standard C89 features are used.  Or
simply use separate machines running a supported OS and connect them
to the host using a message queueing facility or something like this.


Werner Koch                                      <wk at>
The GnuPG Experts                      
Free Software Foundation Europe        

More information about the Gnupg-users mailing list