SSH Agent keys >4096 bit?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Mon May 7 15:16:46 CEST 2012

On 05/07/2012 04:13 AM, Werner Koch wrote:
> It is marketing again.  PGP started to use AES-256 for marketing reasons
> and thus we more or less forced to do include support for AES-256.

Minor correction: PGP first started using Twofish-256 for marketing
reasons.  The AES competition was in full swing and PGP Security
believed Twofish was going to be the winner, so Twofish-256 was
introduced for marketing reasons.  This was in PGP 7.0, if memory serves.

Once Rijndael was selected, it was introduced in PGP 7.1.

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