Choice of Algorithm
wk at gnupg.org
Mon May 30 19:56:38 CEST 2005
On Fri, 27 May 2005 10:53:04 -0400 (EDT), Atom Smasher said:
> elgamal isn't used because the implementation was broken. as far as
Nope: Elgamal signatures are really hard to get right and safe. They
are a relict form the very early days of GnuPG when I did not knew
about the OpenPGP WG.
> DSA being "The Standard" i don't think it's any more standard than
> RSA, although it is more common.
DSS (DSA+SHA1) is the FIPS standard for digital signatures.
> the common and widespread use of DSA instead of RSA for signatures
No. DSA has a couple of advantages of RSA: It is a different
algorithm using another problem than RSA and the signatures creates
are much smaller than RSA signatures.
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