gnupg 1.4.7 vs. pgp 6.5.3

Laurent Jumet laurent.jumet at
Wed Mar 24 14:57:35 CET 2010

Hello Wolff, !

"Wolff, Alex" <awolff at> wrote:

> Company 1 is using gnupg 1.4.7 on SunOS.  Company2 is using PGP 6.5.3 on
> Win2003.
> Company1 encrypts using Company2's public key and ftp's file in ascii
> mode to Company2.
> Company2 tries to decrypt file and receives error :
> "bad session keys" or "1 unknown key(s)"
> To encrypt we are using command:  gpg -r Charlie.Camut at
> --output TEST.txt.pgp --encrypt OUTFILE.go
> Is this incompatibility issue between gnupg and pgp or a bonehead
> mistake?

    PGP6 is able to use IDEA for encrypting and GPG doesn't decrypt it by default; try load-extension IDEA.DLL in GPG.

    You said "ascii transfer" but the pgp file is a binary one?

Laurent Jumet
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