Choice of Algorithm

Erpo erpo41 at
Fri May 27 11:51:51 CEST 2005

On Thu, 2005-05-26 at 20:12 +0200, Youssef Aoun wrote:
> How should I choose an algorithm for my key.

Unless you really know what you're doing, go with the default.

> Since ElGamal is able to make signatures and encryption... why do we
> have other alternatives?
> Does it help to have multiple key??

It helps to have multiple algorithms in that there is a backup if one of
them is broken. ElGamal isn't used for signing because DSA is The


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