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PGP 2.6.1 Available from MIT
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MIT is pleased to announce the availability of PGP 2.6.1, a free
public-key encryption program for non-commercial use. PGP 2.6.1
provides for digital signatures and confidentiality of files and
PGP 2.6.1 is distributed in source form for DOS/UNIX platforms. For
convenience, an MSDOS executable is also part of this release. Because
source is available, anyone may examine it to verify the program's
For Macintosh users MIT is currently distributing MacPGP 2.6. An update
to MacPGP 2.6 will occur at a later date.
PGP 2.6.1 contains fixes to many of the bugs reported in PGP 2.6 and MIT
encourages all U.S. PGP users to upgrade.
How to get PGP 2.6.1 from MIT:
PGP 2.6.1 is available from MIT only over the Internet. Use anonymous
FTP to login to net-dist.mit.edu. Login as anonymous. Look in the
directory /pub/PGP. In this directory, available to everyone, is a
README file a copy of the RSAREF license and a copy of a software
license from MIT. Please read the README file and these licenses
carefully. Take particular note of the provisions about export control.
The README file contains more detailed instructions on how to get PGP
Also in /pub/PGP is a copy of the PGP Manual (files pgpdoc1.txt and
pgpdoc2.txt) and the file pgformat.doc that describes the PGP message,
signature and key formats, including the modifications for PGP 2.6.1.
These are being made available without the distribution restrictions
that pertain to the PGP source and executable code.
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