Looking for Elgamal sign+encrypt key information

Atom 'Smasher' atom-gpg at suspicious.org
Mon Mar 15 23:28:19 CET 2004

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> >Note that the upcoming revision to the OpenPGP standard does
> >not include Elgamal signatures.

looks like the latest draft doesn't really encourage RSA....


    Implementations MUST implement DSA for signatures, and ElGamal for
    encryption. Implementations SHOULD implement RSA keys.
    Implementations MAY implement any other algorithm.

so, if one were to make an RSA-only key, that key would not be strictly
openPGP compliant? one would have to add an ElGamal subkey, for full

in that case, what would be a good way (or ways) to force the sender to
use the RSA encryption key, and only use the ElGamal encryption key if RSA
isn't supported on their end?


 PGP key - http://atom.smasher.org/pgp.txt
 3EBE 2810 30AE 601D 54B2 4A90 9C28 0BBF 3D7D 41E3

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	 is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its
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	 humanity hanging on a cross of iron."
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