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How is PGP implemented in Robo-FTP?

Tags: Robo-FTP, PGP, GPG

Last Updated: 2017-04-17

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I am having trouble decrypting a file. (Robo-FTP 3.5.x and earlier)

Tags: Robo-FTP, PGP, Passphrase

Last Updated: 2016-05-23

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When I use PGPDECRYPT, I get an error indicating that the destination file is empty. However, the encrypted file has data. (Robo-FTP 3.0.2 and earlier)

Tags: PGP, Robo-FTP, GPG

Last Updated: 2016-07-12

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PGPDECRYPT tells me that the password is missing, but I have already entered it (Robo-FTP 3.0.1 and earlier)

Tags: PGP, PGP Key, Robo-FTP

Last Updated: 2016-08-26

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What are the technical details of the Robo-FTP PGP implementation?

Tags: PGP, Robo-FTP

Last Updated: 2010-08-06

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I get a syntax error when using wildcard characters in arguments to the PGPENCRYPT or PGPDECRYPT commands. I need to handle multiple files. How do I handle this?

Tags: Wildcard, PGP, Robo-FTP

Last Updated: 2016-11-04

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We are encrypting and sending a DOS text file via FTP to one of our vendors as a test. When they decrypted the PGP file, they called back stating that a blank line appeared after each valid line. Is there an option to suppress this?

Tags: PGP, Robo-FTP

Last Updated: 2016-07-26

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A SFTP log on fails if I change the working folder (via the WORKINGDIR command) from the program default. Why? (Robo-FTP 3.5.x and earlier)

Tags: SSH, PGP, Robo-FTP, Public Key Authentication

Last Updated: 2016-09-27

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My trading partner sent me a PGP public key created with a package from Cryptic Software. I cannot seem to encrypt a file correctly -- the resulting encrypted file is empty. What gives?

Tags: PGP, PGP Key, Robo-FTP

Last Updated: 2016-12-07

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I want to duplicate my Robo-FTP PGP environment on a second PC. How is this done?

Tags: PGP Key, PGP, Robo-FTP

Last Updated: 2016-12-06

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I get a "*Cannot open PGP keyring file. *File/folder open error. [1003]" error when trying to decrypt a file. What am I doing wrong?

Tags: PGP, PGP Key, Robo-FTP

Last Updated: 2016-12-19

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If we use the PGP feature of Robo-FTP, do we need to set up our customer's FTP server or do we only set up our client side?

Tags: PGP Key, PGP, Robo-FTP

Last Updated: 2016-08-05

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I see the following error message: Decrypt - File decrypted. Can't check signature: public key not found. Was the message actually decrypted?

Tags: PGP Key, PGP, Robo-FTP

Last Updated: 2016-11-16

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Does Robo-FTP PGP support RSA and the IDEA cipher?

Tags: IDEA, PGP, GPG, Robo-FTP

Last Updated: 2013-03-20

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What does a "PGP components not installed" error mean? (Robo-FTP 3.5.x and earlier)

Tags: PGP, Robo-FTP

Last Updated: 2016-09-26

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Can RSA Legacy keys be created in Robo-FTP?

Tags: Robo-FTP, GPG, IDEA, PGP

Last Updated: 2016-06-06

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How can I access certain GnuPG functionality not directly supported by Robo-FTP? (Robo-FTP 3.5.x and earlier)

Tags: PGP, GPG, Robo-FTP

Last Updated: 2016-12-22

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A public key created with GnuPG v1.0.6 produces an error when trying to import it to Robo-FTP v1.50.0.

Tags: Robo-FTP, GPG, PGP

Last Updated: 2016-05-12

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Importing a private/public key pair that was created with PGP Corporate Desktop.

Tags: Robo-FTP, PGP, GPG

Last Updated: 2012-07-23

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When encrypting a file, can I use the key ID number to specify which key to use?

Tags: PGP Key, Robo-FTP, PGP, GPG

Last Updated: 2016-07-08

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How do I send a PGP encrypted file to a UNIX server so that the CR characters are stripped from the data?

Tags: ASCII, PGP, UNIX

Last Updated: 2016-11-04

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What are the supported PGP key algorithms in Robo-FTP 3.5 and previous?

Tags: GPG, PGP

Last Updated: 2010-08-06

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How do I export my settings to a new machine running Robo-FTP?

Tags: Export, settings, Robo-FTP, PGP, new computer, new machine

Last Updated: 2012-07-23

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How do I copy ALL my settings from Robo-FTP to a new machine running Robo-FTP?

Tags: PGP, Robo-FTP, settings, activation, new computer, new machine

Last Updated: 2016-10-12

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Unable to decrypt PGP encrypted file after upgrading to version 3.6

Tags: PGP, GPG

Last Updated: 2016-11-22

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After uninstalling v3.6.x PGP functionality in v3.7.x stopped working

Tags: PGP

Last Updated: 2017-02-02

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PGPDECRYPT uses too much temporary space on the C: drive

Tags: Robo-FTP, PGP, temp

Last Updated: 2010-09-10

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Bad Session Key error when trying to decrypt a file encrypted with Robo-FTP

Tags: PGP, GPG, Encryption

Last Updated: 2014-04-03

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I used the Configurator to create a 2048 bit key, but my bank says the key I sent them is only 1024 bit.

Tags: PGP, Encryption, keys

Last Updated: 2016-12-16

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Error: Key cannot be found in your keyring. [1280]

Tags: PGP, PDPDECRYPT, private key

Last Updated: 2012-09-13

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Can I sign my public PGP key?

Tags: PGP, public key, sign, digital signature

Last Updated: 2012-12-11

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Recipient unable to verify signature on file PGP encrypted and signed with Robo-FTP

Tags: PGP

Last Updated: 2014-04-03

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How to generate a PGP key with no subkeys

Tags: PGP, Encryption, subkeys

Last Updated: 2014-03-27

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