rdb4133

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A client emailed me and asked me this:

What is the path to PGP?

Currently, our code reads:
cd /home/nobody/.pgp ; pgp -ea /c43/stiers/secure/$file.dat nobody

That is from they're current provider, I've never dealt with PGP so I'm not too sure what to tell them, any help would be grealty appreciated!

Thanks!
 

itf

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[quote:bead0f140e][i:bead0f140e]Originally posted by rdb4133[/i:bead0f140e]

A client emailed me and asked me this:

What is the path to PGP?

Currently, our code reads:
cd /home/nobody/.pgp ; pgp -ea /c43/stiers/secure/$file.dat nobody

That is from they're current provider, I've never dealt with PGP so I'm not too sure what to tell them, any help would be grealty appreciated!

Thanks![/quote:bead0f140e]
gpg (GnuPG) is available in Cpanel
program:
/usr/bin/gpg

data directory:
/home/username/.gnupg
 

itf

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I wrote about GnuPG in another thread too:
http://forums.cpanel.net/read.php?TID=4867&page=1
 

picasso

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The later version of PGP is compatible with GPG too.

In fact gpg and PGP are two different protocols.
 

itf

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[quote:e7de579fb0][i:e7de579fb0]Originally posted by picasso[/i:e7de579fb0]

The later version of PGP is compatible with GPG too.

In fact gpg and PGP are two different protocols.[/quote:e7de579fb0]

if you want to encrypt a message with GnuPG so that PGP is able to decrypt it:
It depends on the PGP version.
• PGP 2.x
You can't do that because PGP 2.x normally uses IDEA which is not supported by GnuPG as it is patented (see 3.3), but if you have a modified version of PGP you can try this:
• gpg --rfc1991 --cipher-algo 3des ...
Please don't pipe the data to encrypt to gpg but provide it using a filename; otherwise, PGP 2 will not be able to handle it.
As for conventional encryption, you can't do this for PGP 2.
• PGP 5.x and higher
You need to provide two additional options:
• --compress-algo 1 --cipher-algo cast5
You may also use &3des& instead of &cast5&, and &blowfish& does not work with all versions of PGP 5. You may also want to put:
compress-algo 1
into your ~/.gnupg/options file - this does not affect normal GnuPG operation.
This applies to conventional encryption as well.


Also you are right GnuPG is compatible with PGP, or better to say that GnuPG is a GNU replacement (free) for PGP.