Help with encrypting using my PGP Public key

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Apr 24 21:07:51 CEST 2009

On Apr 24, 2009, at 12:40 PM, bkumfer wrote:

> Thanks for your help.  To create the key, I followed the
> --gpg -gen-key command - used key length of 1024 bits.

I examined this key and there is nothing particularly unusual about  
it.   The only thing that jumps out (and this is a reach) is that the  
Elgamal encryption subkey is rather small.  It's possible (though odd)  
that the bank is configured to disallow keys of that size.  If it is  
easy for you to try different keys with the bank, try making and  
submiting one with a 2048 bit subkey (i.e. gpg --gen-key, select  
option 1, then enter 2048).

I'll check it against the PGP command line product later (the virtual  
machine it runs on is not powered on right now).


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