GnuPG (The GNU Privacy Guard)
is a 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.
GnuPG is a complete and free replacement for PGP.
Because it does not use the patented IDEA algorithm, it can be used without any
Do the following, depending on your Virtual Server O/S.
FreeBSD & Solaris GnuPG 1.0
Connect to your Virtual Server via
Telnet or SSH and issue this command:
% vinstall gnupg
GnuPG is not available. Try PGP.
If you don't know the Virtual Server O/S, try the following:
We strongly recomend you generate any keys on a local computer and not
on a Virtual Server. GnuPG tends to be very picky about the quality of
random numbers when generating keys.
Want to learn more about GnuPG? See the following: