rsa 1024 bit?
Wed, 30 Aug 2000 13:56:48 -0700 (PDT)
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On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Johan Wevers wrote:
> Werner Koch wrote:
> >I never forget IDEA. But using the module available from the FTP
> >server would infringe on the patent in most countries. Therefore it
> >is not usable for most folks.
> I really doubt most folks care.
Werner's the one writing the software. Consequently, if the IDEA patent
holders get upset, he's the one they'd come after. So it's perfectly
reasonable for him to be cautious.
Have I ever mentioned that patenting math is disgusting?
BTW, currently there *is* a bug in the GnuPG regarding RSA. It is not
possible to encrypt and sign a message if you are using an RSA v3
key. (Well, you can do the encrypt/sign operation, but it creates a
literal packet where it shouldn't, and consequently PGP can't decrypt it,
because it treats the signature as a detached sig.)
I am fairly certain this was mentioned on the list already... if not, I
can dig through my mail and find the details for you, Werner.
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Technology Consultant | but some of those are bottomly
| destructive of all desires."
http://sion.quickie.net | --Vernor Vinge
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