PGP 6 can't handle ElGamal-only keys

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Mon Jul 17 14:48:31 CEST 2000

On Mon, Jul 17, 2000 at 11:27:42AM -0700, L. Sassaman wrote:
> PGP Has never, and never will, support ElGamal signing keys. There are too
> many known attacks against them, and supporting them would weaken PGP.

Why does gpg support them then?

> Why would you not generate a DSA/ElGamal key instead, if you only intend
> to use it for encryption?

It was just a lack of understanding, an assumption that it would be simpler
to have a single key instead of a signing key plus a sub-encryption key.

Sigh, we need to generate and redistribute a new key.

Thanks for the info.

- Dave Dykstra

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