how slow are 4Kbit RSA keys? [was: Re: multiple keys vs multiple identities]
Daniel Kahn Gillmor
dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Mon Sep 27 15:59:58 CEST 2010
On 09/27/2010 05:12 AM, David Smith wrote:
> Not truly "quantitative, but I notice a significant difference between
> encrypting emails to people with 1024-bit keys vs people with 4096-bit
> keys. I'd say that the difference is in the order 3-6 seconds.
ah, ok. i'll add encrypting messages to the benchmarking script i'm
building. (i aim to publish it shortly so other people can post their
> I'm running GnuPG 1.4.x on a Sun Ultra10 with a 500 MHz CPU and 1 GB
> RAM. Yes, I know it's old. :-)
Sounds better than my NSLU2 :) I'm happy folks are still using old
hardware. The hardware upgrade treadmill sucks.
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