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Re: symbol catenation and montgomery

From: Werner Koch
Subject: Re: symbol catenation and montgomery
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 13:13:08 +0200
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On Fri, 29 Sep 2000, address@hidden wrote:

> Well, as a GPG user it makes me feel great!  If you're right, it means
> GPG just has to switch over to a newer GMP version and it will run a
> lot faster.  I wish all optimizations were that easy!

One thing I forgot to mention:  If you have created your encryption
subkey with a GnupG version < 1.0.2 you should change to a new
subkey - it will really be faster.  

BTW, RSA is in 1.0.3 and faster than the old external module.

There is a reason not to use GMP:  It is a complex software and
GnuPG is already too large - every line of extra code is a security
risk and by stripping down the math lib to the actually needed size
we can make the GnuPg somewhat more secure. (Well, I know there are
all the ugly options, but they are very straighforward implemented
and should only have a low risk of unwanted sideeffects).


Werner Koch                             GnuPG key:  621CC013
OpenIT GmbH                             http://www.OpenIT.de

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