list of open-pgp objects // level of detail ?
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Subject: list of open-pgp objects // level of detail ?
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have been working on preparing a list of the open-pgp objects am not sure how 'detailed' it should be, (i.e. a zoo has an exhibit for a horse, but not really separate exhibits for mares, stallions, foals, brown horses, black horses, spotted horses, etc.) here is a tentative list of the different open-pgp key examples: I. Open-PGP keys: first, A. General categories of Key Types: (1) RSA v3 (Claude) (included for backward compatibilty) (2) RSA v4 (Alice) (3) DH/elg (Bob) one key for each, to use for examples of the different open pgp message types, (i.e. Claude sends a v3 signed message encrypted to Bob's key, Bob sends a signed and encrypted message to Alice's key, etc.) second, B. Examples of the Different Types of Keys as Open-PGP objects:  RSA v4, no subkey, primary sign only  RSA v4, no subkey, primary sign and encrypt, (similar to v3 key usage)  RSA v4, RSA v4 encrypting subkey  RSA v4, RSA v4 signing subkey  RSA v4, RSA v4 signing and encrypting subkey  RSA v4, DH/Elg encrypting subkey  RSA v4, DH signing subkey  DH, no subkey, primary sign only  DH, Elg encrypting subkey  DH, DH signing subkey  DH, RSA v4 encrypting subkey  DH, RSA v4 signing subkey  DH, RSA v4 signing and encrypting subkey C. Different Ways of Generating the same Key (using RSA v4 as an example)  simple s2k  salted s2k  iterated and salted s2k  s2k with SHA-1 digest (usual case)  s2k with SHA-256 digest  s2k with SHA-512 digest  s2k with RIPEMD-160 digest  s2k with CAST-5 algo (usual case)  s2k with 3-DES algo  s2k with RIJNDAEL 256 algo  s2k with TWOFISH 256 algo  s2k with BLOWFISH algo D. Different Features available with a Key:  key with photo  key with multiple user id's (one of them primary)  key with comments  key with expiration (never)  key with fixed expiration date  key with designated revoker  key disallowing a particular algorithm or algorithms (currently only 3DES is a MUST)  key allowing all algorithms, but with particular preferences  keys with varying sizes of primary and subkeys (1024 - 16k) is this too detailed, or really the way it should be? ( the hard part is putting together the list, once the list is made, generating the examples is relatively easy ) the level of specific details will determine the size of the list of Open PGP objects. ( the above tentative is list is only for Keys, there are still many other categories ) the size of the final collection of all the examples, can range from about the size of the gpg.man pages to the size of the Handbook of Applied Cryptograhy ;-) so, comments / suggestions / deletions / addtions / etc. / ? Thanks, vedaal Concerned about your privacy? Instantly send FREE secure email, no account required http://www.hushmail.com/send?l=480 Get the best prices on SSL certificates from Hushmail https://www.hushssl.com?l=485