3072 bit keys, smartcards and bugs (was: 8192bit RSA keys)

martin f krafft madduck at madduck.net
Fri Jul 10 16:04:09 CEST 2009

also sprach Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> [2009.07.10.1532 +0200]:
> >         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

Could you give us a hint why GnuPG would need changing?

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

So 3072bit keys generated with GnuPG from Debian unstable are
unusable, or unusable with the SmartCard?

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