rsa keys in 1.0.6b 1023 or 1024?
simon+gnupg-devel at josefsson.org
Wed Nov 7 14:14:01 CET 2001
I created a 1024 RSA key with 1.0.6b but when I use --list-keys it says
1023, what gives?
pub 1023R/... 2001-11-07 Simon Josefsson ...
sub 1023R/... 2001-11-07 [expires: 2002-05-06]
Btw, I think it would be nice if the user can chose the RSA key size
herself, a minimum of 1024 is unnecessary rigid and maximum of 4096
unnecessary low. For fun, I'd even want to be able to create a 200 bit
key without too much hassle. GnuPG could warn about a bad choice, but
shouldn't forbid it. IMHO, of course.
Also, why isn't there a choice of e.g. (6) RSA (sign and encrypt) when
generating the keys? Most people probably wants a encryption key as well.
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