Questions about generating keys (hash firewalls)

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Aug 28 08:13:48 CEST 2007

On Sun, 26 Aug 2007, Robert J. Hansen wrote:

> Doug Barton wrote:
>> It almost sounds from what you're saying above that there actually is an
>> argument for RSA's hash firewall being "better" than DSA[2] here, but if I
>> correctly understood what you said later in the thread, the margin by
>> which it's "better" is so small as to not be worth considering. Is that
>> more or less correct?
> I think I was the one who made that argument and said the margin was
> ultimately not worth considering, so I hope you'll forgive me answering
> this one despite it being addressed to David.

Of course, I appreciate the response.

> Anyway.  Yeah, I think that's a fair assessment.  Is there a benefit?
> Yes.  Does the benefit matter?  Not really.
> Or, as David said, if your property is surrounded by a 1000-foot fence,
> a 1001-foot fence is not going to be much better.  If the bad guy can
> clear a 1000-foot fence, the additional foot probably isn't going to
> stop him.

Ok, got it, thanks.



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