David Gray grayd at extenza-turpin.com
Tue Jan 25 12:56:45 CET 2005

Hi Werner, 

Thanks for your response.  Reading on the net it seems like PGP has had an
interesting history and this would account for the disparate versions.  

I've now taken a slightly different approach.  I've created a new key pair
using PGP 8.1 and then imported both into my GnuPG keyring on VMS - all
works fine.  Just need the supplier to try importing my new 8.1 public key
into their 2.6.3 keyring... 


-----Original Message-----
From: Werner Koch [mailto:wk at gnupg.org] 
Sent: 24 January 2005 07:45
To: David Gray
Cc: GnuPG Users List
Subject: Re: 2.6.3i

On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 15:36:18 -0000, David Gray said:

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

PGP >=5 can.  PGG 2 is hardwired to MD5, RSA and IDEA.  There is an
inofficial 2.6 version my disastry which allows for most of the
OpenPGP algorithms.

> of suppliers who uses PGP.  The GnuPG features page mentions that it can
> decrypt file encrypted with PGP 5, 6 & 7 so I guess that answers my
> question... Hmmm, back to the drawing board. 

PGP >= 6.5.8 (or was it 6.5.3?) works fine althought it is not OpenPGP

> I'm not sure about the POSIX subsystem, is it relevant? 

No.  I was just wondering how it is possible to build GnuPG on plain


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