The GNU Privacy Guard
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You can download the GNU Privacy Guard from it's primary
FTP server ftp.gnupg.org
or from one of the mirror sites.
See the README file on how to verify the signatures.
- GnuPG version
signature for this file.
Because this may lead to a chicken-and-egg
problem, there is also a
PGP 2 signature.
- Patchfile from
0.9.11 to 1.0.0 (140k).
This file is signed; you have to use GnuPG >= 0.9.5 to verify
the signature. GnuPG has a feature to allow clear signed
patch files which can still be processed by patch.
RPM packages of this software are available at
Precompiled binaries are available for
- MS-Windows 95 (468k).
Note, that this is an alpha release and should
not be used for any production purposes except to verify signatures.
access is also available; try "rsync ftp.gnupg.org::"
Unices without a /dev/random should install the
Entropy Gathering Daemon.
The latest version
is available at the usual GnuPG sites.
(sig for EGD).
Here is a list of other software with support for GnuPG:
- GnomePGP is a GNOME desktop tool to control GnuPG.
- Geheimniss is a KDE frontend for GnuPG.
- TkPGP is another grahical tool to control GnuPG.
is a comandline wrapper tool to allow the use of scripts written
for PGP with GnupPG.
- Mutt is an advanced MUA with
complete MIME and GnuPG/PGP support.
the international version.
- Mailcrypt for Emacs. You may need the latest
patches until there
is a new release of Mailcrypt.
- exmh is a Tcl/Tk based MUA.
- pgp4pine is a Pine filter to handle PGP messages.
- pgpenvelope is a Pine filter that allows one to use
encrypt/sign/decrypt/verify one's email messages with GnuPG or PGP5.
Also included are methods to verify signed messages through procmail.
- NSBD, the
Not-So-Bad Distribution system.
- A patch to make
XFmail works with GnuPG.
- Soupermail is a
versatile HTML form handler.
Some countries have regulations on the use of cryptographics systems;
It may be unlawful to use GnuPG in these countries.
Please do not re-export (i.e. put it on a FTP server located in the U.S.)
this software from the U.S. The U.S. administration claims that
strong cryptograpy is a kind of amunition and forbids the export -
consider asking your Congressional representatives to change these
laws, next time you meet them.
And what about Wassenaar? Don't Panic:
The General Software Note
explicitly says that software in the "public domain"
is not controlled by this list. GPLed software counts for them as PD.
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Updated: 1999-11-08 wkoch