CRC error supressed...still getting unspecific read error

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Oct 21 18:37:36 CEST 2004

On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 10:48:07AM -0500, Joel Bennett wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using a php program to interface with our remotely hosted server's 
> pgp program.  It emails the encrypted results to me.  Everything was 
> working just fine and we were receiving and decrypting messages.  Today 
> we got two emails that cannot be decrypted by Thunderbird/Enigmail.  I 
> have received encrypted mail since and it has worked.  I cannot figure 
> out why these two messages don't work.  I jumped on gpg command line and 
> saw that I was getting the following:
> CRC error; 7a00e7 - 82cded
> I supressed the CRC error and got this:
> gpg: block_filter 00908810: read error (size=8872,a->size=1408)
> gpg: WARNING: message was not integrity protected
> gpg: block_filter: pending bytes!

This isn't surprising.  The CRC error means that file is corrupt.
Supressing the CRC error just tells GnuPG to pretend that the file
isn't corrupt... but since it IS corrupt, it bombs out somewhere else.


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