Large keys and the keybox

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Thu Oct 9 21:47:40 CEST 2014

On 10/09/2014 03:09 PM, Werner Koch wrote:
> The largest Key currently allowed are 2 MiB (formerly 1 MB).  With this
> patch and reducing the limit for testing to 1 MiB I get this on my test
> ring:

Does this limit size of an entire OpenPGP certificate, or just the key

> Eventually we may need to add an option to increase the limit,
> but we should really keep one to not eat up all memory on small devices.

yeah, there are DoS tradeoffs in both directions, unfortunately.


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