Size of main key...

Laurent Jumet laurent.jumet at
Sun Feb 23 16:54:46 CET 2014

Hello David !

David Shaw <dshaw 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.

    ...yes but I mean: I've a DSA 1024 key KeyID: 0xCFAF704C
    Is there a way to upgrade to a 2048 key without changing main key KeyID: 
0xCFAF704C ?

Laurent Jumet
      KeyID: 0xCFAF704C

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