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The changes in this release are as follows:
The user session daemon "gpg-agent" was implemented as the central
place to maintain private keys and to cache passphrases. The
application "gpgsm" was added as an implementation of the X.509 and
CMS standards and the cryptographic core of the S/MIME protocol,
helping to add S/MIME to applications currently supporting OpenPGP.
Several other tools and daemons were added, such as "scdaemon" (for
smart cards), "gpg-connect-agent", and "gpgconf". Support for the
Secure Shell Agent protocol was added, allowing gpg-agent to be used
as a full replacement for ssh-agent.
5 - Major feature enhancements
Fri, Apr 10th 1998 07:04 (8 years, 8 months ago)
GnuPG (the GNU Privacy Guard or GPG) is GNU's tool for secure
communication and data storage. It can be used to encrypt data and to
create digital signatures. It includes an advanced key management
facility and is compliant with the proposed OpenPGP Internet standard
as described in RFC2440. As such, it is meant to be compatible with
PGP from NAI, Inc. Because it does not use any patented algorithms,
it can be used without any restrictions.
[Environment ] Console (Text Based)
[Intended Audience ] End Users/Desktop
[License ] OSI Approved :: GNU General Public License (GPL)
[Topic ] Security :: Cryptography
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