Where is ECC in gpg2 (specifically gnupg-2.0.21

Johan Wevers johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Fri Sep 13 13:25:38 CEST 2013

On 9/13/2013 8:52, Werner Koch wrote:

> concerns about switching to GnuPG-2.  However, if at some time ECC would
> really take off, we might backport it to 1.4 if we could agree to change
> 1.4 to make use of Libgcrypt.

Such a major change would warrant a 1.6 IMO.

BTW, is there any discussion in the OpenPGP community about other public
key systems, like NTRUEncrypt (see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTRUEncrypt )? Or are they too imature?

IMO ECC has at least some questions about it since the NSA is pushing
it. That could be because they know of weaknesses in it, or because they
know of weaknesses in ElGamal and RSA. Difficult to guess.

ir. J.C.A. Wevers
PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html

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