Re: Restricting key sizes to mult of 64 bits1999-04-16 09:50:46
Michael Marking <marking(_at_)tatanka(_dot_)com> writes:
I can agree on a multiple of 8 bits but I don't the an advantage to use any other value.Why?
Because it is the natural unit of measure on most computers.
For a given maximum key size, this restriction cuts the available key space in half, approximately. What effect does it have on the difficulty of an attack?
I didn't mean that we need a restriction at all. -- Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013