SSH Agent keys >4096 bit?

Doug Barton dougb at
Fri May 4 21:47:17 CEST 2012

On 05/04/2012 10:08 AM, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Fri,  4 May 2012 16:59, dougb at said:
>> I hope you reconsider backporting ECC to 1.4. Given some of the changes
> It would be a lot of work and I doubt that we can find anyone to finance
> that.  In fact, finding financial support for any kind of work on GnuPG
> is very hard.


>> you've announced for 2.1 I think there are a non-trivial number of users
>> who will be dropping 2.x altogether.
> Really?  The only major change users might notice is the dropping of
> secring.gpg - something I am announcing for more than 10 years ("Please
> always use --export or --import and don't use the keyring files
> directly").

I think a lot of people are frustrated with the agent generally, and
only use 1.4 as a result already. The thing that will kill 2.1 for me is
the removal of the multiple public keyring functionality.


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