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Re: Mixing rsa and dh/dsa

1999-04-21 15:10:59
At 02:31 PM 4/13/99 -0500, James H. Cloos Jr. wrote:

|Given a recipient with only an RSA keypair (algo 1), and a sender with
|only a DSA/Elgamal pair (algos 17 and 16), should the sender
|encrypt+sign, will any extant software be able to decrypt and verify?

If the sender has software that can do RSA, yes. If their software can't do
RSA (for example, suppose they had an NAI/PGP freeware version), then the
sender cannot encrypt to the recipient.

Any OpenPGP-compliant version, though will be able to verify DSA sigs and
encrypt to Elgamal keys.

Does that answer your question? Really your question is an implementation
question, not a standards question.


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