PGP is Pretty Good Privacy, a public key/private key encryption scheme. It's freeware from MIT (http://web.mit.edu/network/pgp.html) for non-commercial use and available from www.pgp.com for commercial use. "Pretty Good" is a funny name given that it's probably the most unbreakable encryption outside of NSA. As to what's needed to install, just copy the directory into the IFS. I copied it as a drag/drop from WinZip via NetServer on my AS/400, but FTP would have worked just as well. If you're not familiar w/AIX or any other unix pick up a book, it's the antithesis of OS/400 when it comes to new user friendliness. -Walden ------------ Walden H Leverich III President Tech Software (516)627-3800 x11 WaldenL@TechSoftInc.com http://www.TechSoftInc.com -----Original Message----- From: Slava.Zharichenko@US.exel.com [mailto:Slava.Zharichenko@US.exel.com] Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 10:31 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: PASE is soooooo cool! Hi, what exactly involved in installing PGP on as/400? just uploading PGP binaries (what is that?) to IFS? I am not familiar with AIX but this looks like an opportunity to do so. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks. WaldenL@TechSoftInc.email@example.com on 01/17/2002 10:21:37 AM Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org Sent by: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org cc: Subject: PASE is soooooo cool! OK, I have a need to FTP some data but the client wants it encrypted. I figure I have two choices: 1) Get some SSL-enabled FTP client and server 2) Use PGP to encrypt the original file and then ftp that file I decided option 2 was interesting so I went to get the PGP source to see how hard it would be to port to the AS/400 when it struck me, I can run AIX binaries with PASE. One short trip to pgp.mit.edu and I had a zip of a tarball of PGP binaries compiled for AIX. I opened the zip in WinZip and then opened the tarball in WinZip and copied the contents to the IFS. A quick hop over to green screen land, start up QShell and I'm running PGP on the AS/400. In the immortal words of Tony, it's GRRRRRRRRRREAT! One question, is there a way to interact with the QSHELL environment that isn't as ugly as 5250 mode. QSHELL, like all unix, expects character at a time, not record at a time. The command-line hit, hit enter for program to see keystroke, interface is ugly when working with AIX stuff. -Walden ------------ Walden H Leverich III President Tech Software (516)627-3800 x11 WaldenL@TechSoftInc.com http://www.TechSoftInc.com _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. ______________________________________________________________________ Important Email Information The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorized. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you are not the intended addressee please contact the sender and dispose of this e-mail. _______________________________________________ This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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