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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.


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 Look for: and

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

load-extension idea

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Article last updated: 2013-03-20

Tags: IDEA, PGP, GPG, Robo-FTP

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