open pgp

Chris Bannister mockingbird at
Wed Apr 9 21:27:35 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 05:32:24PM -0400, kalin m wrote:
> hi all...
> installed open pgp pkg.
> added a key sent to me by a client to my keyring...
> this is what i get. no matter how many times i enter the client provided  
> pass phrase i just get the 'Enter pass phrase: ' prompt...
> what, if anythin,  is wrong? the pass phrase?

Who's passphrase?

> # pgp the_pgp_file.pgp
> Pretty Good Privacy(tm) Version 6.5.8
> Internal development version only - not for general release.
> (c) 1999 Network Associates Inc.
> Export of this software may be restricted by the U.S. government.
> File is encrypted.  Secret key is required to read it.
> Key for user ID: user_id <moo at>
> 2048-bit RSA key, Key ID 0x0000moo, created 2008/03/10
> Key can sign.
> You need a pass phrase to unlock your secret key.

Did the client encrypt using your public key?


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