FW: Import .p12 key file

Lee Elcocks l_elcocks at hotmail.co.uk
Thu Nov 11 16:55:35 CET 2010

if i import a p12 key file into a trial version of PGP and then export the key back out (including the private key) i can then import the key into GPG. PGP exports the key as a .ASC file.
As a newb, can someone explain what PGP does to the key so that GPG accepts it?

From: l_elcocks at hotmail.co.uk
To: wk at gnupg.org; rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Subject: RE: Import .p12 key file
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:12:15 +0000
CC: gnupg-users at gnupg.org

I use GPG version 1.4.10 is this one of the verrsions that *can* support pkcs12 keys?
If so, How?
> From: wk at gnupg.org
> To: rjh at sixdemonbag.org
> Subject: Re: Import .p12 key file
> Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 19:29:51 +0100
> CC: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
> On Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:37, rjh at sixdemonbag.org said:
> > Recent versions of GnuPG support S/MIME, which *may* use PKCS-12. (I
> Well for 7 years or so ;-)
> > don't recall offhand for a fact: I just have a vague impression they
> > do... or maybe it's PKCS-7 I'm thinking of.)
> PKCS#12 is a bunch of convoluted binary data which is even by ASN.1
> standards a nightmare to parse. Despite that these blobs are used to
> transfer private X.509 keys. GPGSM (GPG's S/MIME cousin) supports it.
> PKCS#7 (or in modern speak CMS) is the core of S/MIME but, as you
> pointed out, it is not related to OpenPGP. OpenPGP uses a well defined
> and easy to parse format for key and data exchange and not any ASN.1 BER
> and DER mess.
> Salam-Shalom,
> Werner
> -- 
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