8192bit RSA keys

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri Jul 10 15:32:18 CEST 2009

On Fri, 10 Jul 2009 05:52, srivasta at ieee.org said:

>         I have a 4096 bit RSA key -- can I create 2048 or 3072 bit

4096 is in fact also supported but that would require major changes in
GnuPG, thus this published limit of 3072 

>  subkeys and only copy these keys to the card? Or will the fact that the
>  primary key is 4096 bits stymie the operation?

That works.

However, 3072 bit signing had another bug which I fixed this morning.
Thus you need to use the latest SVN.



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