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Thu Nov 15 09:54:47 PST 2007
Peo Nilsson <per-olof.nilsson at comhem.se> writes:
> When browsing:
> It says:
> "The size of a DSA key must be between 512 and 1024 bits".
> It also says:
> "The ElGamal key may be of any size".
> Who and why has defined this?
The OpenPGP standard.
[Actually, the history is a little more complicated than that, but
OpenPGP is the limiting factor at the moment.]
> In my opinion, the size of a key is a question for the user.
No one is forcing you to follow standards.
However, standards are useful when communicating with other people.
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