ELG-E key requires IDEA cipher?
Mark B. Elrod
Sun Jul 20 10:59:01 2003
I have an ELG-E key which refuses to work completely with gpg. I can
encrypt to it but when I try to unencrypt the data I get the following:
gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
gpg: please see http://www.gnupg.org/faq.html for more information
gpg: protection algorithm 1 (IDEA) is not supported
gpg: the IDEA cipher plugin is not present
gpg: please see http://www.gnupg.org/why-not-idea.html for more information
gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit ELG-E key, ID 46748B13, created 1997-06-04
"Mark B. Elrod <email@example.com>"
gpg: public key decryption failed: unknown cipher algorithm
gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available
I created this key a while back (probably with PGP 5) and would like to
still use it. My understanding is that EG/DSA keys did not use IDEA. If
this is the case then why am I getting this error? When I list the info
on this key here is what I get:
pub 1024D/40C97C30 created: 1997-06-04 expires: never trust: u/u
sub 2048g/46748B13 created: 1997-06-04 expires: never
Anyone have any thoughts?