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Re: the joys of public key-rings (NOT)
On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 03:16:33PM +0800, Erron Criddle wrote:
> To all,
> We have downloaded a PGP 5.0 Key-Ring from a key-server and expecting a new
> format (OpenPGP) header (0xC6) with a version 4 public key (new format
> packet), we are getting an old format header (0x99) with a version 4 public
> key (new format packet)!
This is withing spec.
> So, what to do for the transfer of public key-rings????
> Do we use:
> 1) old format headers with old format packets
> 2) old format headers with new format packets
> 3) new format headers with old format packets, or:
> 4) new format headers with new format packets???
Yes. In that you should accept all formats. The header/encapsulation
should be separate from the actual packet formats.
> Please help as we are just sitting here drinking lots and want to get back
> to programming and testing...
If you want to be nice, you should encapsulate old format packets in
old format headers, and new in new.