RSA key size restriction?

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Dec 9 12:31:48 CET 2003

On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 09:47:13PM +0100, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Why is the RSA support in GnuPG limited keysizes <= 4096 bits?
> Unless the reason is fundamental, any thoughts on extending/removing
> the limit?

Note that the limit is for generation of these keys.  If you generate
a larger key somewhere, GnuPG is able to work with it.


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