GPG on USB drive

Johan Wevers johanw at
Wed Jan 12 00:16:56 CET 2005

Werner Koch wrote:

>If you are not allowed to do that I wonder why you are allowed to use
>an USB drive or why you trust the machine at all.

Both questions can usually be answered with "poor administrators".
Insufficient knowledge to disable USB ports, and not cunning enough
to install snooping software. I've seen that situation in workplaces
often enough.

>BTW, the next binary release of GnuPG for W32 will come with a
>graphical installer.

I hope a manual install will still be possible, so a small installation
package without all unnecessary stuff (gpgv.exe, language files,
iconv.dll) and all executables compressed by upx can still be created
(maybe compressing the executables isn't a bad idea for the basic install

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