[gnutls-devel] GnuTLS | certtool --sec-param high generates a smaller key than expected (#1320)

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Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos commented:

Bits are algorithm-specific and one cannot expect users such as system administrators to know the necessary number of bits for an algorithm. I've heard 128-bit RSA too many times. The intention of the sec-param is to allow the administrator to set security levels (low,medium,high) that will resonate. My view is that people who prefer to use the bits should continue doing so but they should be aware there is a more user-friendly equivalent. If the output message is not good enough let's improve just that.

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