Detecting PGP 2.6.x keys
johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Fri Sep 17 00:00:02 CEST 2004
David Shaw wrote:
>It's not just that the person with the PGP 2.x key must have IDEA -
>it's that people with OpenPGP might not. Take this case: User A has a
>PGP 2.x key. User B has an OpenPGP key. In an effort to accomodate
>user A, you encrypt using IDEA. However, user B does not have IDEA.
>By trying to be backwards compatible with user A, you accomplish
>locking out the modern user B.
Well, modern user B should then find an IDEA module or compile it in.
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