Archaic PGP usage

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Jul 24 13:20:27 CEST 2015

On Thu, 23 Jul 2015 23:13, rjh at said:

> 1.  PGP 2.6 is *small*.  The original PGP specification (RFC1991) is a
> small fraction of the size of the modern OpenPGP specification
> (RFC4880).  When it comes to trustworthy code, small is beautiful.

FWIW, RFC-1991 is not a complete specification of PGP-2.  You can't
implement a compatible version based on this info.  You also need to
look into the PGP-2 documentation and finally you need to be able to
send questions to another person who can provide an answer based on the
PGP-2 source code (which is public but due copyright reasons one
better does not do it by oneself).



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