I have no idea about "IDEA."

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Fri Mar 21 23:19:01 2003

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On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 01:13:29PM -0500, Todd wrote:

> none none wrote:
> > --- Todd [...] wrote:
> >> I've had a few pints so I could be way off base here, but it's possible
> >> that your key has IDEA listed in the preferences.  So the folks
> >> encrypting to you are only following the instructions your key is giving
> >> them.
> >
> > Not possible. The key has no preferences (which I verified with the
> > command you suggested), since PGP 2.6.2 created it.
> If you created it with pgp2 then it's definitely using IDEA.  I think you
> have two choices:
>     1) generate a new key; or
>     2) install the IDEA plugin
> I don't recall if there's a way to upgrade a key from pgp2 to something gpg
> can use without IDEA.  You might want to look in the archives.

You can't easily upgrade a PGP 2.x key into a modern key, but if you
upgrade the self-signature on the key, you can gain some of the new
features like preferences.  If you have preferences you can dictate
which ciphers you accept, and remove IDEA if you choose.

To do this, run "gpg --expert --edit <yourkey>", "sign", and follow
the prompts.

Version: GnuPG v1.2.2rc1 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: http://www.jabberwocky.com/david/keys.asc