New crypto idea implemented in gpg

Werner Koch
Mon Mar 10 13:50:03 2003

On Tue, 4 Mar 2003 10:12:20 -0500 (EST), Brent R Waters said:

> I am a graduate student at Princeton University working under Ed Felten. I
> recently worked on a new type of cryptography scheme that I call an
> Incomparable Public Key scheme and implemented the idea in gpg.

This is an intersting idea and something which could go into GnuPG.
However we need a bit more experience with it before we can decide

Please don't use algorithm number 39 but one in the private range 101
to 110 and if possible start with a magic number as the first
parameter which describes your private algorithm number.  This ensures
that your key is OpenPGP compatible.  Eventually a key flag can be
dedicated for this usage.