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FAQ: Where to find PGP (minor update)


(Last modified: 2 May 1994 by Mike Johnson)

The latest commercial versions are 2.4 (both Viacrypt and BSAFE versions).
The latest freeware Mac version is 2.3 or 2.3a, depending on the variant.
The latest Amiga version is 2.3a2
The latest freeware version for all other platforms is 2.3a

If you are a commercial user of PGP in the USA or Canada, contact Viacrypt in
Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  The commecial version of PGP is fully licensed to use
the patented RSA and IDEA encryption algorithms in commercial applications,
and may be used in corporate environments in the USA and Canada.  It is fully
compatible with, functionally the same as, and just as strong as the freeware
version of PGP. Due to limitations on ViaCrypt's RSA distribution license,
ViaCrypt only distributes executable code and documentation for it, but they
are working on making PGP available for a variety of platforms.  Call or
write to them for the latest information.  The latest information I have from
them on compiled versions are:

    MS-DOS 2.4
    Unix 2.4 (several different platforms)
    WinCIM CSNAV 2.4
    Mac version expected late this summer.

    David A. Barnhart, Product Manager
    2104 West Peoria Avenue
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Tel: (602) 944-0773
    Fax: (602) 943-2601
    E-Mail: [email protected]
    E-Mail: [email protected]
    Credit card orders only. (800)536-2664 (8-5 MST M-F)

The freeware version of PGP is intended for noncommercial, experimental, and
scholarly use.  It is available on thousands of BBSes, commercial information
services, and Internet anonymous-ftp archive sites on the planet called Earth.
This list cannot be comprehensive, but it should give you plenty of pointers
to places to find PGP.  Although the latest freeware version of PGP was
released from outside the USA (New Zealand), it is not supposed to be
exported from the USA under a strange law called the International Traffic in
Arms Regulations (ITAR).  Because of this, please get PGP from a site outside
the USA if you are outside of the USA.

This data is subject to change without notice.  If you find that PGP has been
removed from any of these sites, please let me know so that I can update this
list.  Likewise, if you find PGP on a good site elsewhere (especially on any
BBS that allows first time callers to access PGP for free), please let me
know so that I can update this list.  Thanks to Gary Edstrom and Hugh Miller
for providing part of this data.

FTP sites:

      /pub/cypherpunks/pgp (DOS, MAC)
      Verified: 21-Dec-93
      Verified: 21-Dec-93
    ftp.tu-clausthal.de (
    src.doc.ic.ac.uk (Amiga)
      /pub/comp/os/os2/crypt/pgp23os2A.zip (OS/2)
    black.ox.ac.uk  (
        /src/security/pgp23A.zip     (MS-DOS executables & docs)
        /src/security/pgp23srcA.zip  (Unix, MS-DOS, VMS, Amiga sources,
                                      docs, info on building PGP into
                                      mailers, editors, etc.)
        /src/security/pgp23A.tar.Z   (Same as PGP22SRC.ZIP, in Unix tar
        /src/security/macpgp2.3.cpt.hqx     (Macintosh version)

      pub/aminet/util/crypt (Amiga)

      /mpj/README.MPJ contains variable directory name -- read this first.
      /mpj/help explains how to get to hidden directory containing PGP
      /mpj/I_will_not_export/crypto_???????/pgp/  contains current PGP
      /mpj/I_will_not_export/crypto_???????/pgptools/ contains related tools
      /mpj/I_will_not_export/crypto_???????/ contains other crypto info.
      /mpj/public/pgp/ contains PGP shells, faq documentation, etc.

      /pub/dcosenza -- PGP for several platforms + some shells and
                       steganography utilities.
      /pub/gbe/pgpfaq.asc -- frequently asked questions answered.
      /pub/mpj (see README.MPJ -- similar layout to csn.org//mpj)

    nic.funet.fi  (

    van-bc.wimsey.bc.ca  (

    ftp.uni-kl.de (
    qiclab.scn.rain.com (
    pc.usl.edu (
    leif.thep.lu.se (
    goya.dit.upm.es (
    tupac-amaru.informatik.rwth-aachen.de (
    ftp.etsu.edu (
    princeton.edu (
    pencil.cs.missouri.edu (


    The Amiga version can be FTP'ed from the Aminet in 
    /pub/aminet/util/crypt/ as StealthPGP1_0.lha.

Also, try an archie search for PGP using the command:

    archie -s pgp23  (DOS Versions)
    archie -s pgp2.3 (MAC Versions)


For those individuals who do not have access to FTP, but do have access
to e-mail, you can get FTP files mailed to you.  For information on
this service, send a message saying "Help" to [email protected]
You will be sent an instruction sheet on how to use the ftpmail

Another e-mail service is from nic.funet.fi. Send the following mail message
to [email protected]:

    ENCODER uuencode
    SEND pub/crypt/pgp23srcA.zip
    SEND pub/crypt/pgp23A.zip

This will deposit the two zipfiles, as 15 batched messages, in your mailbox
with about 24 hours.  Save and uudecode.

BBS sites:

    Colorado Catacombs BBS (Longmont, CO)
    Mike Johnson, sysop
    Mac and DOS versions of PGP, PGP shells, and some other crypto stuff.
    Also the home of some good Bible search files and some shareware written
    by Mike Johnson, including DLOCK, CRYPTA, CRYPTE, CRYPTMPJ, MCP, MDIR,
    v.32bis/v.42bis, speeds up to 14,400 baud
    8 data bits, 1 stop, no parity
    Free access, but only one line.  If busy or no answer, try again later.
    Downloads of crypto software are limited to the USA and Canada, but you 
    can download on the first call if you are qualified and you answer the
    questions truthfully.  Log in with your own name, or if someone else
    already used that, try a variation on your name or pseudonym.
    (303) 938-9654 (Boulder, Colorado number forwarded to Longmont number)
    (303) 678-9939 (Longmont, Colorado number)
    Verified: 5-2-94

    Hieroglyphics Voodoo Machine (Colorado)
    DOS, OS2, and Mac versions.
    (303) 443-2457
    Verified: 5-2-94
    For free access for PGP, DLOCK, Secure Drive, etc., log in as "VOO DOO"
    with the password "NEW" (good for 30 minutes access to free files).

    Exec-Net (New York)
    Host BBS for the ILink net.
    (914) 667-4567

    The Ferret BBS (North Little Rock, Arkansas)
    (501) 791-0124   also   (501) 791-0125
    Carrying RIME, Throbnet, Smartnet, and Usenet
    Special PGP users account:
    login name: PGP USER
    password:   PGP
    This information from: Jim Wenzel <[email protected]>

PGP 2.3A has been posted to the FidoNet Software Distribution Network and
should on most if not all Canadian and U.S. nodes carrying SDN software.  It
has also been posted on almost all of the major private North American BBS
systems, thence to countless smaller boards.  Consult a list of your local
BBSes; most with a sizeable file inventory should carry the program.

If you find a version of the PGP package on a BBS or FTP site and it does not
include the PGP User's Guide, something is wrong.  The manual should always
be included in the package.  If it isn't, the package is suspect and should
not be used or distributed.  The site you found it on should remove it so
that it does no further harm to others.

Here is the result of an archie search for "pgp" on 4/27/94.  More sites
would show up if you performed a case-insensitive search for file names
containing "pgp", but such a search takes a long time, and is probably not
necessary.  Note that archie will not find some sites, like the one at
csn.org//mpj properly, due to the export control nonsense, but it does find
the directory where the PGP documentation is kept.

Host gatekeeper.dec.com

    Location: /.0/BSD/NetBSD/NetBSD-current/src/usr.bin/file/magdir
           FILE -r--r--r--        478  Dec 16 23:10  pgp

Host hpcsos.col.hp.com

    Location: /mirrors/.hpib1/NetBSD/NetBSD-current/src/usr.bin/file/magdir
           FILE -r--r--r--        478  Dec 17 00:10  pgp

Host netcom.com

    Location: /pub/halliday
           FILE -rwx------     212992  Nov 27 20:21  pgp
    Location: /pub/kevitech
           FILE -rwxr-xr-x      89643  Dec  3 05:46  pgp
    Location: /pub/torin
      DIRECTORY drwx--x--x       4096  Jan 11 18:59  pgp

Host quepasa.cs.tu-berlin.de

    Location: /.4/pub/bsd/386bsd-0.1/unofficial/doc/software
           FILE -rw-rw-r--      12121  Feb  2 1993  pgp

Host files1zrz.zrz.tu-berlin.de

    Location: /pub/mail
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x       1024  Jan 11 1993  pgp

Host sun.rz.tu-clausthal.de

    Location: /pub/atari/misc
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Dec 30 18:56  pgp

Host ftp.uni-kl.de

    Location: /pub1/unix/security
      DIRECTORY drwxrwxr-x        512  Feb 24 1993  pgp

Host minnie.zdv.uni-mainz.de

    Location: /pub/atari/misc
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Dec 30 17:56  pgp

Host info1.rus.uni-stuttgart.de

    Location: /afs/.rus.uni-stuttgart.de/sw/rs_aix32/pgp-2.3/bin
           FILE -rwxr-xr-x     211318  Aug 23 1993  pgp

Host info2.rus.uni-stuttgart.de

    Location: /afs/rus.uni-stuttgart.de/sw/rs_aix32/pgp-2.3/bin
           FILE -rwxr-xr-x     211318  Aug 23 1993  pgp

Host jhunix.hcf.jhu.edu

    Location: /pub/public_domain_software/NetBSD/usr/src/usr.bin/file/magdir
           FILE -rw-r--r--        478  Jun  9 1993  pgp

Host bloom-picayune.mit.edu

    Location: /pub/usenet-by-hierarchy/alt/security
      DIRECTORY drwxrwxr-x        512  Mar 14 00:17  pgp

Host mintaka.lcs.mit.edu

    Location: /pub
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Jun 18 1993  pgp

Host cecelia.media.mit.edu

    Location: /pub
           FILE -rw-r--r--     321424  Nov 30 20:27  pgp

Host josquin.media.mit.edu

    Location: /pub
           FILE -rw-r--r--     321424  Nov 30 20:27  pgp

Host archive.egr.msu.edu

    Location: /pub
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Mar  9 18:58  pgp

Host xanth.cs.odu.edu

    Location: /pub
      DIRECTORY drwxrwxr-x        512  Oct 18 00:00  pgp

Host arthur.cs.purdue.edu

    Location: /pub/pcert/tools/unix
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Jul 31 1993  pgp

Host f.ms.uky.edu

    Location: /pub2/NetBSD/NetBSD-current/src/usr.bin/file/magdir
           FILE -rw-r--r--        478  Dec 17 02:10  pgp

Host dime.cs.umass.edu

    Location: /pub/rcf/exp/build/pgp-2.3
           FILE -rwxr-xr-x     241916  Mar 15 15:42  pgp
    Location: /pub/rcf/exp/build/pgp-2.3/src
           FILE -rwxr-xr-x     241916  Mar 15 15:41  pgp

Host granuaile.ieunet.ie

    Location: /ftpmail-cache/ie/tcd/maths/ftp/src/misc
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Dec  2 11:43  pgp

Host walton.maths.tcd.ie

    Location: /src/misc
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  May 30 1993  pgp
    Location: /src/misc/pgp-2.0/src
           FILE -rwxr-xr-x     316640  Oct 18 1992  pgp

Host cs.huji.ac.il

    Location: /pub/security
      DIRECTORY drwxrwxr-x        512  Oct 26 19:26  pgp

Host ftp.germany.eu.net

    Location: /pub/comp/msdos/local/utils
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Jul 12 1993  pgp

Host csn.org

    Location: /mpj/public
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Mar 14 20:30  pgp

Host isy.liu.se

    Location: /pub/misc
      DIRECTORY drwxr-xr-x        512  Sep 19 00:00  pgp

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