1994-05-24 - compatibility with future PGP

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From: hughes@ah.com (Eric Hughes)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: b571926569612a139f41c1fbb6435580994388607dbf523ebecd72b78a6b4cb9
Message ID: <9405241450.AA16918@ah.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-05-24 14:45:06 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 24 May 94 07:45:06 PDT

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From: hughes@ah.com (Eric Hughes)
Date: Tue, 24 May 94 07:45:06 PDT
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: compatibility with future PGP
Message-ID: <9405241450.AA16918@ah.com>
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The only change the future post-September PGP 2.6 messages will have
is a change in the version number byte from 2 to 3.  PC's little hack
not to check version numbers will work, but as a patch it's not the
most robust.  It would be more robust if it checked for the range

Another thing a patched 2.3 release would have to do to be fully
indistinguishable is to generate new version numbers itself after the
given date.