DH Key

Lane Brooks lane at brooks.nu
Thu Jun 23 22:10:46 CEST 2011

On 06/23/2011 02:05 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 09:11:37 -0600, Lane Brooks<lane at brooks.nu>  wrote:
>> I need to generate a 2048-bit PGP version 6.5.3 or later and of the type
>> DH/DSS public key.
> For reasons I've never been able to understand, PGP insists on calling
> Elgamal "Diffie-Hellman," and insists on calling the Digital Signature
> Algorithm ("DSA") the Digital Signature Standard ("DSS").
> What PGP calls a DH/DSS key is really a DSA-and-Elgamal key.
> Hope this helps!

Thanks for the reply. I don't know if a lot of people face this issue, 
but if so, I would recommend putting it in the FAQ. It would supplement 
the question about PGP that is already in there. This is exactly what I 
needed to know.


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