SSH Agent keys >4096 bit?

Doug Barton dougb at
Fri May 4 16:59:56 CEST 2012

On 05/04/2012 01:45 AM, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Fri,  4 May 2012 03:03, John at said:
>> I suspect WK has ECC ready to go in both GnuPG 1.4 and 2.0 as soon as the ID
>> is approved. I know it's already present in the 2.1 beta code.
> No, we don't plan to port it back to 1.4.  It will actually take years
> until ECC keys are in wide use and by then 2.1 will be the stable
> release.  I even hope to declare 2.1 stable sometime this year.

I hope you reconsider backporting ECC to 1.4. Given some of the changes
you've announced for 2.1 I think there are a non-trivial number of users
who will be dropping 2.x altogether.


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