GnuPG Defaults

John Clizbe John at
Wed Sep 17 07:10:04 CEST 2008

Kevin Hilton wrote:
> Any knowledge on why ElGamal was chosen over RSA as the default
> session key cipher?
Ummmm, Because RSA was patent-encumbered up until Sept 6, 2000?

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a)
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