David Shaw
Mon Jan 6 14:49:01 2003

On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 07:06:45PM +0100, Janusz A. Urbanowicz wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 09:28:22AM -0500, David Shaw wrote:
> > However, the bottom line is that are LANCrypto algorithms, and are not
> > part of the OpenPGP standard so they will not be usable in PGP or
> > (regular) GnuPG.  PGP and GnuPG are doing the correct thing by
> > refusing to import LANS keys.
> isnt the preferences system designed to address the situation? (I assume
> that LANC GPG supports the obligatory 3DES/SHA1 suite).

Well, yes and no.  The LanCrypto ciphers and hashes, yes.  The
LanCrypto public key algorithm, no.  Preferences do not cover pk

In any event, the LanCrypto algorithms have experimental algorithm
numbers.  It's not exactly clear what the right thing to do in
preferences for experimental algorithms since it's easy to have two
completely different "algorithm 100"s.


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