Curve41417 Support

Naftuli Tzvi Kay rfkrocktk at
Tue Jul 5 23:26:40 CEST 2016

I'm with you on "the more the merrier," Curve41417 is a good curve with
good properties that I think most people who care would like to see.
Regardless of whether it will be chosen by GnuPG for support, is there a
documentation page on which asymmetric key types that GnuPG currently
supports/plans to support?

 - Naftuli Tzvi

On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 2:01 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at>

> On Tue 2016-07-05 14:39:10 -0400, Naftuli Tzvi Kay wrote:
> > Is there a good page that details elliptic curve support in GnuPG? I'm
> > curious if you guys are looking at implementing Curve41417, looks to be a
> > good curve courtesy of djb at 2^200 key strength. Of course Curve25519 is
> > good for now, but the more the merrier.
> I'm not convinced that "the more the merrier" is correct in this case (i
> certainly wouldn't want the GnuPG developers to have to maintain
> implementations for hundreds of distinct curves) but if GnuPG is going
> to implement a stronger, new-style elliptic curve, i would hope it would
> try for something like Ed448 instead, as that's more likely to be an
> agreed-upon high-strength curve:
> Regards,
>    --dkg
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