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Pretty Good Privacy version 2.0 - Installation Guide



How to Install PGP
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The first question is, what platform are you on?

PGP 2.0 runs on several varieties of Unix, MS-DOS, VAX VMS, Ataris,
Amigas, and possibly other operating systems. Naturally, installation
instructions differ depending on your hardware. Separate instructions
are provided here for MSDOS and Unix.

No matter what the machine you are on, though, do this...

STEP 1:
READ THE DOCUMENTATION. At least read Volume I of the PGP User's
Guide. Cryptography software is easy to misuse, and if you don't use
it properly much of the security you could gain by using it will be
lost! You might also be unfamiliar with the concepts behind public
key cryptography; the manual explains these ideas. Even if you are
already familiar with Public Key Cryptography, it is important that
you understand the various security issues associated with using
PGP. It may not be important to read the fine print on a box of
breakfast cereal, but it may be crucial to read the label of a
prescription drug. Cryptography software is like pharmaceuticals--
so read the manual!

See the section below for your system's particular installation
instructions.

If you do not have any of these systems, you will either have to port
the sources to your machine or find someone who has already done so.

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For MSDOS:

PGP is distributed in a compressed archive format, which keeps all
the relevant files grouped together, and also saves disk space and
transmission time.

The current version, 2.0, is archived with the PKZIP utility, and the
PGP executable binary release system is in a file named PGP20.ZIP.
This contains the executable program, the user documentation, and a
few keys and signatures. There is also a second file available
containing the C and assembly source code, called PGP20SRC.ZIP; unless
you are a programmer interested in cryptography, it is probably of
little interest to you. It may or may not be available from the
source from which you get PGP20.ZIP; if not, and you want it, see the
Licensing and Distribution section of the PGP User's Guide.

You will need PKUNZIP version 1.1 or later to uncompress and split
the PGP20.ZIP archive file into individual files. PKUNZIP is
shareware and is widely available on MSDOS machines.

Create a directory for the PGP files. For this description, let's
use the directory C:\PGP as an example, but you should substitute
your own disk and directory name if you use something different.
Type these commands to make the new directory:

c:
md \pgp
cd \pgp

Uncompress the distribution file PGP20.ZIP to the directory. For
this example, we will assume the file is on floppy drive A - if not,
substitute your own file location.

pkunzip a:pgp20


Setting the Environment
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Next, you can set an MSDOS "environment variable" to let PGP know
where to find its special files, in case you use it from other than
the default PGP directory. Use your favorite text editor to add the
following lines to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file (usually on your C: drive):

SET PGPPATH=C:\PGP
SET PATH=C:\PGP;%PATH%

Substitute your own directory name if different from "C:\PGP".

Another environmental variable you should set in MSDOS is "TZ", which
tells MSDOS what time zone you are in, which helps PGP create GMT
timestamps for its keys and signatures. If you properly define TZ in
AUTOEXEC.BAT, then MSDOS gives you good GMT timestamps, and will
handle daylight savings time adjustments for you. Here are some
sample lines to insert into AUTOEXEC.BAT, depending on your time
zone:

For Colorado: SET TZ = MST7MDT
For Arizona: SET TZ = MST7
(Arizona never uses daylight savings time)
For Chicago: SET TZ = CST6CDT
For New York: SET TZ = EST5EDT
For London: SET TZ = GMT0BST
For Amsterdam: SET TZ = MET-1DST

Now reboot your system to run AUTOEXEC.BAT and set up PGPPATH and TZ
for you.



Generating Your First Key
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One of the first things you will want to do to really use PGP (other
than to test itself) is to generate your own key. This is described
in more detail in the "RSA Key Generation" section of PGP User's
Guide. Remember that your key becomes something like your written
signature or your bank card code number or even a house key - keep it
secret and keep it secure! Use a good, unguessable pass phrase and
remember it. Right after you generate a key, put it on your key
rings and copy your secret keyring (SECRING.PGP) to a blank floppy
and write protect the floppy.

After you generate your own key pair, you can add a few more public
keys to your key ring. A collection of sample public keys is
provided with the release in the file KEYS.ASC. To add them to your
public key ring, see the PGP User's Guide, in the section on adding
keys to your key ring.


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For UNIX:

You likely will have to compile PGP for your system; to do this, first
make sure the unpacked files are in the correct unix textfile format
(the files in pgp20src.zip are in MSDOS CRLF format, so for unix you
must unpack with "unzip -a"). Then copy the file "makefile.unx" in the
distribution to "Makefile".

If you don't have an ANSI C compiler you will need the unproto package
written by Wietse Venema. unproto was posted on comp.sources.misc and
can be obtained from the various sites that archive this newsgroup
(volume 23: v23i012 and v23i013) or ftp.win.tue.nl file:
/pub/programming/unproto4.shar.Z Read the file README in the unproto
distribution for instructions on how to use unproto. The unix makefile
for pgp (makefile.unx) contains a few targets for compliling with
unproto, these assume you have unpacked unproto in a subdirectory
"unproto" in the pgp "src" directory.


Then...

type:
"make sungcc" for Sun with GNU gcc
"make suncc" for Sun with cc and unproto
"make sysv_386" for SVR4 386 with asm primitives
"make x286" for XENIX/286 with asm primitives and unproto
"make ultrix" for DEC 4.2BSD Ultrix with gcc
"make rs6000" for RS6000 AIX

If your system doesn't have a target in makefile.unx you will have to
edit the makefile, make sure you compile for the correct byte order for
your system: define HIGHFIRST if your system is big-endian (eg. Motorola
68030).

If all goes well, you will end up with an executable file called "pgp".

Before you install pgp, run these tests:
(do not create your real public key yet, this is just for testing pgp)

- create a public/secret key pair (enter "test" as userid/password):
pgp -kg

- add the sample keys from the file "keys.asc" to the public keyring:
pgp -ka keys.asc
pgp will ask if you want to sign the keys you are adding, answer yes
for at least one key.

- do a keyring check:
pgp -kc

- encrypt pgpdoc1.txt:
pgp -e pgpdoc1.txt test -o testfile.pgp

- decrypt this file:
pgp testfile.pgp

this should produce the file "testfile" compare this file with pgpdoc1.txt

If everything went well, install pgp in a bin directory.

Place the documentation, pgpdoc1.txt and pgpdoc2.txt somewhere where
you can reasonably read it; since it's for you, not the software, the
location doesn't really matter.

Place the man page (pgp.1) in an appropriate spot. If you don't know
anything about how man pages work, you can make the man page look
human readable yourself by typing "nroff -man pgp.1 >pgp.man" and
reading "pgp.man".

Create a subdirectory somewhere in your home directory hierarchy to
hold your public and private key rings and anything else pgp might
need (like the language.txt file). You must set the environment
variable "PGPPATH" to point to this place before you use the system.
Copy the files "language.txt", "config.txt", and the ".hlp" files from
the distribution into this subdirectory.

IMPORTANT: THIS DIRECTORY CANNOT BE SHARED! IT WILL CONTAIN YOUR
PERSONAL PRIVATE KEYS!

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE SECTIONS IN THE MAN PAGE AND MANUAL ABOUT
VULNERABILITIES BEFORE EVEN THINKING ABOUT USING THIS SOFTWARE ON A
MULTI-USER MACHINE!!!!

Now, if you haven't done so yet, GO READ THE MANUAL.


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For VMS:

Read the file readme.vms in the vms subdirectory

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For Amiga:

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For Atari:

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Archive   : PGP20SRC.ZIP
Filename : SETUP.DOC

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