set type digest mode? plus other query

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Thu Oct 23 21:29:08 CEST 2008

> Secondly I wonder if since my key is 1024 bit DSA that limits the algo
> usable to say sha1, md5, etc?  Saw a note about "--enable-dsa2" option,
> not all applications support this yet. Given latency of the net; is this
> note still very relevant or just slight relevant?

Your question is not very clear.  I will try to answer it nevertheless.

Q: Without the --enable-dsa2 option, is DSA limited to SHA1, md5, etc.?
A: The question cannot be answered.

Q: Without the --enable-dsa2 option, what hashes may be used with DSA?
A: SHA1 and RIPEMD160.

Q: Is the note about app support of DSA2 still relevant?
A: Depends on who you correspond with.  There are still a lot of PGP 6
    installs out there.

Q: Should --enable-dsa2 be used?
A: Probably.  The sooner we can convince people using legacy systems to
    upgrade, the better off we'll all be.

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