Export secret key from WinXP (GnuPG) 1.4.7 to AIX PGP Version 6.5.8 gives Bad Pass Phrase

rlively 72ceot902 at sneakemail.com
Tue Sep 23 15:53:56 CEST 2008

David Shaw wrote:

>> If we install the latest Unix GnuPG on AIX, will we run into any issues
>> with 
>> our current keys? 
> Probably not, unless the person you are communicating with is using 
> PGP 2.x from the 1990s (don't laugh - some people still are).
> ...
> "Legacy" is just a human term.  The question you have is whether it
> can decrypt 3DES traffic.  Run the test you suggest above, and then
> you'll know for sure.  I expect it will work.


Robert J. Hansen-3 wrote:

> GnuPG was never meant to be a conformant ClassicPGP application. 
> ...
> The short version is that David read your message as "can GnuPG be used 
> to process OpenPGP traffic while using ClassicPGP keys", and I read it 
> as "can GnuPG be used to process ClassicPGP traffic, using ClassicPGP
> keys".


When I used the term "Legacy" - that's what I was referring to.  I thought
the implication was that if a PGP implementation is old enough and has not
been updated (the PGP version 2.x referred to before), that it would not be
able to decrypt my OpenPGP traffic from GPG using 3DES instead of IDEA for a
v3 key.  That is what I was concerned about.  It appears not to be an issue
in this case though.

Again, thanks to all for helping clarify things.
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