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Re: pgp in Debian: obsolete? [gpg idea support]

On Thu, 2004-08-05 at 14:13, Rick Moen wrote:
> Just attempting to fill in missing detail:  PGP first used for its
> symmetric cipher Zimmerman's own amateur effort "Bass-o-Matic", which
> was quickly dropped and replaced with the IDEA algorithm.  IDEA is
> patent encumbered (and will remain that way for some years, yet).
> GnuPG lacks IDEA support.  It was included for a while as an optional
> module, but has bene removed from the tarball.  (You can find it and
> retrofit it, if you search a bit.)

> That and the lingering IDEA problem (limiting only compatiblity with
> some PGP 2.x users) are all I'm aware of.  PGPi, unlike GnuPG, _does_
> include IDEA code by default.

I wrote something about IDEA and gnupg a while ago. It's a quick blurb for people who wanted to use IDEA but weren't entirely sure how to do it:

It's nothing special, but if you were wondering how, it's not very difficult.

Jake Appelbaum <jacob@appelbaum.net>

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