wk at isil
Dec 22, 1997, 11:41 AM
Post #1 of 2
Ian Brown <I.Brown [at] cs> writes:
Re: G10: The Free PGP Replacement
> Werner, I presume you are writing your version in C. If you and Lutz
> were able to merge your two versions, and had support for ALL the
> cryptosystems mentioned in the OpenPGP draft, the result would be
I guess I should talk to Lutz.
For now itīs mainly 2.6 compatible (RFC1991) because I noticed OpenPGP
too late. I use these one-pass packets, because they are a good idea.
The other stuff is a little bit weird:
* Why do they reuse existing (RFC1991) packets (comment), where there
are a lot of new packet numbers available.
* I don't think the new length headers make any sense; much to complicated.
I use simple 2 byte length headers when I have to process data from a
pipe and set the length bits of the CTB to 0 (conflicts with compressed
packets; may need the help of a marker packet or something to enable this
new encoding). The advantage of this method is, that it can be handled on
a very low level (write the length header just the buffer is flushed)
because it can be any abitrary positive value.
> In other fora, most of the people on this list have been getting
> increasingly pissed off with PGP Inc. This could be the start of a real
> alternative to the GAKware Network Associates seem determined to pump
I noticed that there is not much traffic on the open-pgp list anymore;
will there be a new draft available or was this OpenPGP mainly driven
by PGP Inc and now canceled?
Werner Koch, Duesseldorf - werner.koch [at] guug - PGP keyID: 0C9857A5