gpg key generation options
shavital at mac.com
Sun Nov 14 13:48:58 CET 2010
Francesco Savino wrote the following on 11/13/10 5:54 PM:
> I have installed gpg version 1.4.10 , the last I think.
The current release for GnuPG is 1.4.11, and 2.0.16 for gpg2.
But I believe 1.4.10 is fine too.
> My final problem is to get an explanation of fourth voice RSA and RSA
> , why I can't encrypt a file with a key pair generated with this option ?
In Terminal choice number (4) is:
Please select what kind of key you want:
(1) RSA and RSA (default)
(2) DSA and Elgamal
(3) DSA (sign only)
(4) RSA (sign only)
That is: "RSA (sign only). As its name indicates, it's only for signing,
you can't use it for encryption.
As for RSA and RSA choice number (1), I ran a test, and generated an RSA
keypair, that includes an Encryption subkey.
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