Looking for Elgamal sign+encrypt key information

Kurt Fitzner kfitzner at excelcia.org
Sun Mar 14 17:23:40 CET 2004

Hello all,

I would like some clarification on the status of the Elgamal keys in
GnuPG.  I don't quite understand the reason for its removal.  I have
tried searches on the subject, but all I come up with are references to
the original announcement, which says it was disabled because of an
implementation flaw.  However, one small item in this mailing list's
archives suggests that the implementation flaw was actually corrected in

When I am using Windows platforms, I tend to use PGP 6.5.8ckt, which
does support the use of Elgamal sign+encrypt keys.  So if there are
problems inherent in this, I would be most appreciative if someone can
shed some light on this.

Thanks in advance for any information that can be provided.


   Kurt Fitzner

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