Size of main key...

David Shaw dshaw at
Sun Feb 23 15:18:29 CET 2014

On Feb 23, 2014, at 2:33 AM, Laurent Jumet <laurent.jumet at> wrote:

>    With 1.4.16, I suppose there is no way to change the size of the main key 
> (actual 1024), isn't it?
>    I'm limited to RIPEMD160.

If you're limited to using RIPEMD160 for some reason (or SHA-1, also a 160-bit hash), then you are limited to a 1024-bit DSA key.  You are not limited to using DSA though: you can make a RSA main key of whatever size you desire, as RSA key sizes are not tied to the size of the hash.


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