Long Key Performance

Anonymous anonymous at anonymizer.com
Sat Apr 20 05:51:01 CEST 2002

Enzo Michelangeli wrote:
>And to Werner: public/private keys affect long term security (and for a very
>large number of messages). There was a time when exceeding the following
>limits may have looked "plain stupid":
>- 32 bits for IP addresses
>- 31 bits for time_t values
>- 2 decimal digits for year part of the date
>- 640 Kb for the addressing space of a PC

- 512 bits for Phil Zimmermann's old key

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