Introductions

David D.W. Downey david.downey at codecastle.com
Wed Nov 1 11:24:42 PST 2000


>
> One major fact for gnuPG is that it is based upon the proposed internet
> standard for openPGP (RFC2440).
>

Good point to make :)


> PGPs older versions (which are still mostly used) are not compatible to
> this standard. Even worse older PGP-Versions (2.x) are not compatible to
> openPGP - the problem is that those versions use the patented
> IDEA-algorithm (there is a patched gnupg to support that)...
>

Exactly, but let's not forget the Diffie/Helmon algorythm which is open to
the community. This can be used which allows for a far more secure keybase
and a keyspace of 4096 bits.

>      Ba-encrypted-lu
>
> PS: To get my public-key do a "whois -h whois.ripe.net pgpkey-bfb1428c".
>     Or send a mail with subject "public-key request" to tw at itreff.de
>
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