0.9.0: DSA/ElGamal keysizes

Werner Koch wk at isil.d.shuttle.de
Sat Jan 9 10:57:36 CET 1999

ralf.stephan at fitug.de writes:

> default DSA+ElGamal key with a key size of, say, 1554 bit --- apart from

DSA is limited by design to 1024 bits and it doesn't make sense to
increase it becuase in that case we need a hash algo which yilds
digests longer than 160 bit (and Tiger is not very well analyzed and
not long enough)

> being asked if I really need such a large keysize, --- if that's just yet
> another number? What does "rounded up to 1568 bits" mean?

We need complete bytes.


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