Ok thanks for the information Stephen.

On Jan 16, 2008 3:14 PM, Dr. Stephen Henson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2008, Fabien Penso wrote:
>
> > > What key size are you using? If it is something large like 8192 bits it will
> > > take longer. You also have the overhead of running the openssl command each
> > > time.

> >
> > standard "RSA Public Key: (4096 bit)", nothing fancy. I feel like 17
> > seconds per 100 mails is slow. I was hoping I would find a way to go
> > faster.
> >

>
> Well a quick test on my laptop with:
>
> openssl speed rsa4096
>
> Gives 6.7 signs/s which isn't that far from what you are seeing. Try a smaller
> key size. 2048 bits is fine and gives 44.2 sign/s on my setup.
>
> A 1024 bit key would be faster still but their use is now being discouraged.
>
>
> Steve.
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