--pgp2 option

Rich Wales richw at webcom.com
Sat Nov 24 18:01:02 CET 2001

David Shaw wrote:

    > General question for the group: is it better to warn,
    > rather than prevent the user from doing something that
    > will blow up PGP2?

I'd prefer to see the 2048-bit key length limit removed.  Some people
use longer RSA keys (with modified versions of PGP2 that support such
keys), and they should not be arbitrarily prevented from using GnuPG
(or induced to create custom-modified versions of GnuPG).

Rich Wales       richw at webcom.com       http://www.webcom.com/richw/pgp/
GnuPG: ID 0xD5B31B96, print 192B7D91 3050E92B 3FC0FAB1 8C01D8CA D5B31B96
*NOTE:  I currently use GnuPG for experimental purposes only.  Please
 use one of my PGP 2.6 RSA keys (on my web page) for anything sensitive.

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