Nicholas Cole npcole at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Sep 21 14:38:03 CEST 2006

Dear David and others,

Thank you for the information you have already posted
about DSA2 on the list.  Could I ask a few other

I am right that this is not a new algorithm as such,
it is just the old one with longer key sizes? And that
the only reason it has been restricted to 1024 in the
past is a US standard?  Or was there any fear that a
larger key size with that algorithm would not provide

Is moving to the larger key size something that the
OpenPGP community is doing by itself, or has it been
sactioned by any other group?

Is the new upper limit of 3072 bits picked for any
particular reason?

Best wishes,


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