2048 or 4096 for new keys? aka defaults vs. Debian [doc patch]

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Sun Oct 27 00:29:26 CEST 2013

On 10/26/2013 3:40 PM, Sylvain wrote:
> Thanks for your answer.  To foster spending less time on these
> discussions, how about this? :)

Hi!  I'm the quasi-official FAQ maintainer.  You can read the current
text of the FAQ at:


Excerpting from it:

	Q: How large should my key be?
	A: The overwhelming majority of users will be well-served
	   by generating 2048-bit RSA keys.  This is the default
	   behavior for GnuPG.

Although we appreciate your patch for the FAQ, it would probably be
better to submit a patch against the in-development FAQ as opposed to
the old one, which is no longer being maintained.  :)

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