Quote:>I am new to PGP and I have heard many people mention the disadvantages
>of using PGP v5.5 freeware. I know that it does not support RSA keys.
>I also know that v5.0i *does* support RSA keys, but not generation of
>them. I accidentaly downloaded the corporate version of PGP and
>generated 2 keys, one being RSA, the other DH. I am currently unable
>to use the RSA key. Should I delete it, or should I regress to v5.0i
>or earlier so I can have RSA support.
Either go up to v 5.5 (commercial) or stick to v 5.0. Many
users of RSA keys keep a copy of the old PGP 2.6.3 for the sole
generation of RSA keys. I have never used v5.5 freeware, so I cannot
comment. But many guys are complaining about it, so I get the
impression that you are better of with 5.0 freeware than with 5.5
As about the "accidental" download of PGP 5.5 commercial (if
that is what you mean with "corporate version"), do not be so shy. I
do have a copy, and I am outside the USA. I got it from a Norwegian
server. I would be glad to pay in order to register, but as it is an
illegally-exported version, how do I do it?
Quote:> I also saw it mentioned that
>there are advantages to the non-GUI versions of PGP prior to v5.0. Is
>there somewhere that these advantages are discussed? Please point me
>to any info on these subjects. I am currently reading the PGP manual
>in my free time and I am about 1/3 of the way through it. In other
>words, I am RTFM, but I haven't finished yet :) TIA for the info.
One more thing: do not get the idea, as many folks say, that
RSA keys's days are numbered. There is so many people using it, I
think they will remain with us for still a long time