gnupg clearsigning question

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Dec 28 15:27:32 CET 2006

On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 11:34:18PM +1030, Alphax wrote:

> > DSA signatures contain random data, so even if you hacked around the
> > timestamp problem, the signature would not match.  RSA signatures do
> > not contain random data.
> > 
> Err, I thought it was the other way around, which is why RSA signatures
> are bigger than DSA signatures... or is the RSA signature
> packaging-thing something else?

No, the random data is part of DSA.  The reason that RSA is large and
DSA is small is unrelated to the use of random data.


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