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This draft is a work item of the An Open Specification for Pretty Good Privacy
Working Group of the IETF.
Title : OP Formats - OpenPGP Message Format
Author(s) : R. Thayer, J. Callas, L. Donnerhacke, H. Finney
Filename : draft-ietf-openpgp-formats-00.txt
Pages : 40
Date : 17-Nov-97
This document is maintained in order to publish all necessary
information needed to develop interoperable applications based on the
OP format. It is not a step-by-step cookbook for writing an
application, it describes only the format and methods needed to read,
check, generate and write conforming packets crossing any network. It
does not deal with storing and implementation questions albeit it is
necessary to avoid security flaws.
OP (Open-PGP) software uses a combination of strong public-key and
conventional cryptography to provide security services for electronic
communications and data storage. These services include
confidentiality, key management, authentication and digital signatures.
This document specifies the message formats used in OP.
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