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Re: CART before the HORSE

1997-11-10 03:37:53
Bill Stewart wrote:

On the other hand, Diffie-Hellman is generally used in interactive
applications, such as SSL, not batch applications like email encryption -
it's clearly the right choice for those applications.
Open-PGP is probably better off using ElGamal, but it's not a no-brainer.

I thought that actually pgp5.x does use ElGamal, Jon posted that the
reason it was called Diffie Hellman was the name recognition.

I would hope that the Open PGP standard does not incorporate this
confusion and uses the appropriate technical name for the algorithm.


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