Difference between different key types

Jerry gnupg.user at seibercom.net
Mon Aug 23 22:56:20 CEST 2010

This is probably a stupid question; however, since I am relatively new
to gpg, I was wondering if someone could briefly explain this to me.
When creating a key, I am presented with a menu offering four

   (1) RSA and RSA (default)
   (2) DSA and Elgamal
   (3) DSA (sign only)
   (4) RSA (sign only)

What is the difference between choices 1 & 2? Is one better than the
other? Which would be preferred? I am assuming #1; however, "KGPG" (In
the KDE suite) seems to prefer choice #2.

Jerry ✌
GNUPG.user at seibercom.net

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