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Re: RFC#14 - openssh keysize
- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: RFC#14 - openssh keysize
- From: Dries Schellekens <gwyllion_(_at_)_ace_(_dot_)_ulyssis_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 18:38:42 +0100 (CET)
On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, Dries Schellekens wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, Robert Urban wrote:
> > I fail to see how you two arguing about who knows more (or less) about
> > cryptopgraphy adds ANY value to this list. Please don't bother me
> > with assertions about who was privy to god's own truth in this matter.
> > This is an ideal candidate for a PRIVATE exchange: a pissing contest.
> > I'm getting pretty tired of people that need an audience to argue in
> > front of.
> > And please don't accuse me of being hypocritical.
> Indeed, this discussion is completely useless.
> Just do what RSA recommends you to do
> Or look at Bruce Schneiders advice
> The NESSIE project (www.cryptonessie.org) recommends 1536 bit as
> sufficient for medium term security (5 to 10 years).
> So maybe openssh should use 1280 or 1536 bit RSA keys by default;
> whatever is possible on low performance machines (vax, m86k, ...).
> Just to put everything into perspective, the digital copy of the American
> dollar note is encrypted with (I don't remember the exact number) a 50000
> bit RSA key. So this is what NSA recommends.
NSA licensing ECC with 512 bit keys (equivalent with 15360 bit RSA keys)
puts things into perspective as well.
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