1998-07-28 - Re: Fw: my thoughts for this list

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From: Bill Stewart <bill.stewart@pobox.com>
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From: Bill Stewart <bill.stewart@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 00:05:04 -0700 (PDT)
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At 12:19 PM 7/27/98 -0400, mgraffam@mhv.net wrote:

>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. 

Actually, GPG has been a PGP-look-similar-but-not-interoperate-like
rather tha a workalike.  Unless GPG has been updated lately,
GPG keys tend to do Very Crashy Things to my PGP 5.5.x
Bill Stewart, bill.stewart@pobox.com
PGP Fingerprint D454 E202 CBC8 40BF  3C85 B884 0ABE 4639