David Shaw
Wed Aug 7 14:16:02 2002

On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 07:56:47AM +0100, john clark wrote:
> 1) Yo David, is there any good reason for this RSA/Elg
> combo?
> pub  4096R/99242560 2002-01-28 David M. Shaw
> <>
> sub  2048g/1643B926 2002-01-28 [expires: 2012-01-26]

No major reason, but a few minor ones.  It makes more sense if you
know that the key is incomplete - there is another subkey attached (a
DSA signing key).  I use the Elgamal key for encryption, the DSA
signing key in some places for signing, and the big RSA key is only
used to sign subkeys and is stored offline.


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