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[FYI] (Fwd) RFC 2440 on OpenPGP Message Format

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To:            rfc-dist@rfc-editor.org
Subject:       RFC 2440 on OpenPGP Message Format
Cc:            rfc-ed@ISI.EDU
Date:          Wed, 11 Nov 1998 14:06:10 -0800
From:          RFC Editor <rfc-ed@ISI.EDU>

A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 2440:

        Title:	    OpenPGP Message Format
 Author(s):  J. Callas, L. Donnerhacke, H. Finney, R. Thayer
 Status:     Proposed Standard
 Date:       November 1998
        Mailbox:    jon@pgp.com, lutz@iks-jena.de, hal@pgp.com,
 Pages:      65
        Characters: 141371
        Updates/Obsoletes/See Also: None
        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-openpgp-formats-08.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2440.txt

This document is maintained in order to publish all necessary
information needed to develop interoperable applications based on the
OpenPGP 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 storage and implementation questions.  It does,
however, discuss implementation issues necessary to avoid security

This document is a product of the An Open Specification for Pretty
Good Privacy Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
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