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Re: partial packet lengths in PGP 8

2003-04-11 08:39:43

Werner Koch <wk(_at_)gnupg(_dot_)org> writes:

On Thu, 10 Apr 2003 16:27:10 -0700, Hal Finney said:

A literal data packet could have up to a 256 byte long filename plus a
few more bytes for the other data, so you need it to be bigger than that.
And 512 is the next size up.

and signature packets can be of any size ...

IIRC signature packets MUST use a determinate length and are limited
to about 8192 bytes (unless this was changed somewhere along the


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