No ElGamal Keys and SelfSig? (was: Re: Lost Secret Key)

Werner Koch
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 11:04:25 +0100

On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, Alexander Skwar wrote:

> > Why shouldn't ElGamal keys be used?
> Sorry if I send a Re: to myself, but I would really like to know this!
The signature is larger, it is hard to create such a key useful for signatures which can withstand some real world attacks, you don't get any extra security compared to DSA, it has only be introduced by me because at that time it was not clear whether there is a patent on DSA.
> And this as well, while we're at it *g*. Pointers are fine as well (for
> both questions)
gpg --edit yout-key expire [set the expiration to the value it already has] save Werner -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to