johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Sun Nov 2 00:21:39 CET 2003
Newton Hammet wrote:
>> >Strange... my results (on a 100MB random/binary file) are:
>> >PGP 2.6.2: 74 seconds
>> >GPG 1.0.6-2: 26 seconds
>> Try pgp 2.6.3ia. 2.6.2 was a US version that used an inefficient RSA
>> library due to patent isues.
>I believe there should be no patent issues with RSA. Its patent
>expired on September 20, 2000.
That's true now, but not when pgp 2.6.x came out. The copy of the pgp 2.6.2
source I have is dated in 1997, and my copies of the pgp 2.6.3ia source are
ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site:
johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl // http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/index.html
PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html
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