1998-07-27 - Re: Fw: my thoughts for this list

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From: mgraffam@mhv.net
To: kryz <chrisharwig@hetnet.nl>
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UTC Datetime: 1998-07-27 16:29:27 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 09:29:27 -0700 (PDT)

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From: mgraffam@mhv.net
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 09:29:27 -0700 (PDT)
To: kryz <chrisharwig@hetnet.nl>
Subject: Re: Fw: my thoughts for this list
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On Sun, 26 Jul 1998, kryz wrote:

> I guess you mean PGP?
> Just have patience... maybe a little prayer will help.

And the other guy said ..
> > I have been getting this list for a few days. I subscribed to this list in
> > the hopes I could learn something about crypto, in particular the GPG
> > project.

GPG = GNU Privacy Guard.

GPG is a PGP work-a-like .. doesn't support RSA (yet) due to the patents,
but once they run out, GPG will use it. I think it uses Blowfish (and
CAST?) for the symmetric algorithms, and probably 3DES too. I dunno
about IDEA .. I have my doubts due to the patents. 

Michael J. Graffam (mgraffam@mhv.net)
http://www.mhv.net/~mgraffam -- Philosophy, Religion, Computers, Crypto, etc
"..the isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs that give delight and
hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments will hum about mine
ears, and sometimes voices.." Caliban, Shakespeare's "The Tempest"