[oclug] Exchanging encrypted data with a Windows user
rjordan at numb.ca
Tue Feb 22 16:40:28 EST 2005
It would seem Walt Sullivan, on Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 09:10:35AM -0500, wrote:
> I need to exchange encrypted data with a Windows user. We've tried
> putting a password on a .zip file, but neither "UnZip 5.50 of 17
> February 2002" nor "fUnZip (filter UnZip), version 3.94 of 20 January
> 2002" will decrypt it.
> Unzip fails with "unsupported compression method 99".
> funzip just says "funzip error: first entry not deflated or
> stored--cannot unpack".
> How can I exchange encrypted files with this Windows user? Converting
> him to Linux is a long-term project, and this is a short-term need.
If it is only the transport that needs to be protected, you could use
scp (or sftp or ftp over SSL). Otherwise, maybe consider rar as you can
get a version of rar for Windows and Unix made by the same company (and
so you should have a higher chance of things working). Or install the
windows compiled version of gcc.
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