DSA = DSS?
Fri, 11 Aug 2000 10:29:03 +0200
On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, John Bacalle wrote:
> As far as I can tell from reading docs and FAQs DSA (as it appears in
> GnuPG) is the same as DSS under PGP (as it appears in PGP 5/6), yes?
DSA = Digital Signature Algorithm.
DSS = Digital Signature Standard.
This is the combination of DSA, the SHA-1 hash algorithm and
some other minor things.
DH = Diffie-Hellman Keyexchange (PGP uses this for ELG-E)
ELG = ElGamal Encryption (can be used for signatures but is not
ELG-E = Same as ELG but has another OpenPGP identifier number which
flags it as only to be used for encryption. This is what
PGP calls DH.
Werner Koch GnuPG key: 621CC013
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