12-20-2006 03:09 AM
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12-20-2006 03:36 AM
12-20-2006 04:23 AM
but I may be biased.
I haven't heard anything (good or bad) about
my GnuPG 1.4.5 kit, and I don't think that
anyone else has tried the (newer) 1.4.6 kit.
I assume that no one is using the stuff in
any very serious way (or perhaps it's all
As usual, "text files" can mean many things,
not all of which are easily portable. You
might be wise to start with Stream_LF (or,
perhaps, if the target is Windows, Stream)
record format. The Info-ZIP Zip/UnZip
programs can also attempt to translate text
file line endings, so it might pay to encrypt
a Zip archive instead of the raw text files.
Some experimentation will probably be needed.
12-20-2006 04:26 AM
Depending on your business requirements, nother option is to encrypt the link. You can use SSH and port forwarding to create a secure FTP link. See http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/83final/BA548_90007/
12-20-2006 10:19 PM
Simple, but it's not very good encryption.
People offer free programs which claim to
break it, for example.
Also, the documentation suggests using "-e"
(for an interactive password request) as
opposed to "-P password", to avoid
encouraging people to store passwords in
scripts. (But not documenting "-P" has not
eliminated requests for it.)
There is some possibility of the Info-ZIP
programs supporting stronger encryption in
the future, but it may be a while. Depending
on circumstances, currently available
public-key encryption programs might be
better than the currently unavailable
stronger Zip encryption.
12-26-2006 06:44 AM
If VMS is being called 'legacy', a la 'the gartner group', and sensitive data is being moved to windows, maybe informed consent is a little too much to ask...?....
01-02-2007 11:26 PM
I had a similar problem as one of our communication partners is running his systems on mainframe architectures (e.g. z/OS). He complained that he cannot use GnuPG because it is not available for mainframes.
I replied that instead of GnuPG one can use any software which is compliant to the OpenPGP standard. There are vendors which provide such software for mainframes. Here are some examples:
PGP Command Line: http://www.pgp.com/products/commandline/mainframes
Moreover, it might be interesting for people that MegaCryption received FIPS certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently: http://www.aspg.com/releases/MC_FIPS_Certification