Any way to get smaller key sizes?

Alaric Dailey alaricd at
Wed Sep 28 03:25:44 CEST 2005

considering this

why would you bother with anything less than 2048 bit keys.

Jason Barrett wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I am using GPG for encryption of sensitive information in a database.  Some
> members of the development team are concerned about the space taken up by
> strings encrypted with 1024-bit keys and would like to sacrifice some
> security by reducing that key size.  GnuPG will not let me do this with the
> --gen-keys command; is there any way I can get around that and create, say,
> a 512-bit key?
> Thanks,
> Jason

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