Elliptic Curve public key support in PGP 8.1?
There apparently exists Elliptic Curve public key support in the
PGP 8.1 source code.
From what I can tell, the keys display as blue, as opposed to gold
for DH/DSS and silver for RSA.
As I don't have the tools to do so, perhaps somebody can enable the
EC flag and compile PGP 8.1 from the source.
Perhaps something can be done about the license key as well.
Sure, anybody who posts the results of their experiments on the web
runs the risk of catching hell from PGP Inc., but that's what Freenet
Re: Elliptic Curve public key support in PGP 8.1?
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Tarapia Tapioco wrote:
| There apparently exists Elliptic Curve public key support in the
| PGP 8.1 source code.
| From what I can tell, the keys display as blue, as opposed to gold
| for DH/DSS and silver for RSA.
| As I don't have the tools to do so, perhaps somebody can enable the
| EC flag and compile PGP 8.1 from the source.
If it is in the newest RFC 2440 draft, you could perhaps use GnuPG to
test those keys. If you generate one, perhaps you could import them into
PGP 8.1 ?!
RFC 2440 bis 10 has this:
~ 18 - Reserved for Elliptic Curve
12.7. Reserved Algorithm Numbers
~ A number of algorithm IDs have been reserved for algorithms that
~ would be useful to use in an OpenPGP implementation, yet there are
~ issues that prevent an implementer from actually implementing the
~ algorithm. These are marked in the Public Algorithms section as
~ "(reserved for)".
~ The reserved public key algorithms, Elliptic Curve (18), ECDSA (19),
~ and X9.42 (21) do not have the necessary parameters, parameter
~ order, or semantics defined.
So it seems this would be experimental and might change. If you want to
use EC cryptography, maybe you could take a peek at Pegwit (IIRC). IIRC
~ there are also a lot of ways in which you can do EC cryptography. Some
curves have been standardized by NIST, so maybe the experimental code
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