[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#644385: gnupg: Please default to 4096 bit keys for RSA

Adrian Bunk bunk at stusta.de
Mon Feb 20 22:08:39 UTC 2012

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:58:43PM +0100, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> Hi Adrian,
> > it would make sense to change the default RSA keysize to 4096.
> >
> > Other keysizes would still be possible for people having a reason for
> > them, but people going with the defaults would get a stronger key.
> I strongly believe that this is something upstream should decide to either
> do or not do, but not something we should be patching in Debian only. I'll
> gladly await an upstream decision on this.

No disagreement on that one.

Can you bring that up upstream (I assume you know best how and with whom 
to discuss it)?

> Cheers,
> Thijs



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