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

Version 3.7 and later

Robo-FTP version 3.7 uses an implementation of OpenPGP which supports the RSA key algorithm and the IDEA encryption algorithm.

Robo-FTP 3.9 added the option to specify the cipher used by the PGPENCRYPT command. See the Help file for details.

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Version 3.5 and previous

The official GnuPG distribution used with Robo-FTP does not contain IDEA due to a patent restriction. The patent does not expire before 2007 so don't expect official support before then.

However, there is an unofficial module available at ftp://ftp.gnupg.dk/pub/contrib-dk/. Look for:

ideadll.zip and ideadll.zip.sig

You will then need include the following option using the /gpgopt option of the PGPENCRYPT and PGPDECRYPT script commands.

load-extension idea

Use of this download file and option is not endorsed or supported by Serengeti Systems Incorporated.

Article last updated: 2013-03-20

Tags: IDEA, PGP, GPG, Robo-FTP

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