Archaic PGP usage

vedaal at vedaal at
Fri Jul 24 17:49:54 CEST 2015

On 7/23/2015 at 2:58 PM, "A.T. Leibson" <jupelluri at> wrote:

>Do people (other than John Young) still use PGP? Why would someone 
>want to do that?

The only possible reasons I can think of are:

[1] Remailer use,  
Original remailers used PGP 2.x and even though some use GnuPG, others are reluctant to change anything.

[2] Large File Transfers
PGP 2.x can be used as a uuencode, and automatically split a signed and encrypted armored file into 100 smaller files ready to be emailed and reconstitued by the receiver.

The default for file splitting, is 720 armored lines, but have done it for much more, and successfully sent a 1 gb Truecrypt container and reconstituted it.

If you are thinking of looking at PGP 2.x, I would recommend Disastry's version, as it is not limited to MD5 and IDA but can use any HASH and any encryption algorithm except for Camelia.
If anyone knows how to install this on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 please let me know.
It wouldn't compile on Ubuntu 12.x, but was able to install the linux executable PGP on a 32 bit system, but can't on 14.x  64 bit.)



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