The key size warning

Dmitri dmitri at
Tue Mar 26 04:28:01 CET 2002

Hi, All:

In light of
GnuPG probably should remove the confirmation/warning message, and
change the suggested key size:

$ gpg --gen-key
gpg (GnuPG) 1.0.6; Copyright (C) 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Please select what kind of key you want:
   (1) DSA and ElGamal (default)
   (2) DSA (sign only)
   (4) ElGamal (sign and encrypt)
Your selection? 
DSA keypair will have 1024 bits.
About to generate a new ELG-E keypair.
              minimum keysize is  768 bits
              default keysize is 1024 bits <======== HERE ==
    highest suggested keysize is 2048 bits
What keysize do you want? (1024) 2048
Do you really need such a large keysize? yes  <======== HERE ==
Requested keysize is 2048 bits              

Unless, of course, the abovementioned email is not correct...


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