New GnuPG snapshot

Florian Weimer Weimer at CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
Thu Dec 27 12:24:01 CET 2001

David Shaw <dshaw at> writes:

> > I don't think so.  However, most cryptgraphers believe that separated
> > keys are better, so that is what GnuPG does by default.
> Someone pointed out to me once that a pleasant side effect of
> separated keys was that in some places, the Big Scary Gov't could
> force you to reveal an encryption key, but not an authentication key.
> If you used the same key for both, then you are out of luck.

On the other hand, if encryption is outlawed, you can be forced to use
sign-only keys (but they probably would mandate using DSS anyway).

That's why I'd like to have the ability to create RSA sign+encrypt

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