Johan Wevers johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Fri Jan 21 18:50:09 CET 2005

David Gray wrote:

>I was under the impression that PGP could use alternate algorithms?

pgp 2.6.3i uses only IDEA and RSA. However, there exist pgp 2 versions that
support other algorithms. Such a version is pgp263iamulti-06. Because the
author died in a tragical accident I'm not sure if it can be easily found on
the net, but I can mail it to you if you like.

That said, there exist an IDEA extension module for GnuPG which solves the
problem too. If you can compile that module on your system, or recompile
GnuPG with idea.c copied into the cipher/ directory, it will work with
pgp 2.6.3i encrypted messages and vice versa.

ir. J.C.A. Wevers         //  Physics and science fiction site:
johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl   //  http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/index.html
PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html

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