advantages/disadvantages of DSA/RSA keys (was: Re: implications of
Mon Mar 4 10:54:02 2002
seems I sent to wrong list...
now to correct one :)
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Ingo Klöcker email@example.com wrote:
> On Saturday 02 March 2002 15:21, David Shaw wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 02, 2002 at 01:51:01PM +0100, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > > On Friday 01 March 2002 20:39, David Shaw wrote:
> > > > Yes. The algorithm is up to you and what you trust more. GnuPG
> > > > 1.0.7 gives you the choice between DSA and RSA. They each have
> > > > advantages and disadvantages.
> > >
> > > Is there somewhere a short but complete list of the advantages and
> > > disadvantages?
> > This is pretty good:
> > http://www.samsimpson.com/pgpfaq.html
> Thanks. At least from section 8.1 it doesn't seem that RSA keys have any
> advantages (except the backwards compatibility with plain PGP 2.x).
note that this FAQ was written when there was only v3 RSA keys.
RSA keys have some advantages, at least two:
they are not limited to 1024 bits like DSA
they can use hash longer than 160 bits.
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