Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Sam Smith smickson at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 13 15:42:04 CEST 2012

So will it be possible for me to generate an ECC key when the beta becomes stable? I use S/MIME for everything when I use GPG with Enigmail. Seems like I should create an ECC key and start using that. Will the manual be updated with the commands for creating an ECC key?

> From: wk at gnupg.org
> To: smickson at hotmail.com
> CC: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
> Subject: Re: Elliptic Curve Cryptography
> Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:32:21 +0200
> On Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:19, smickson at hotmail.com said:
> > Does anybody know if Public Key Crypto has any plans to move to this with an update to the standard?  
> The OpenPGP protocol support ECC (rfc6637) and the latest GnuPG beta
> versions provide an implementation.  X.509 (e.g. S/MIME) supports ECC as
> well.
> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner
> -- 
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