Re: [openpgp] Proposal for a separable ring signature scheme compatible with RSA, DSA, and ECDSA keys

Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org> Mon, 17 March 2014 07:31 UTC

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Subject: Re: [openpgp] Proposal for a separable ring signature scheme compatible with RSA, DSA, and ECDSA keys
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On Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:30, v@v-yu.com said:

> Are there any other signature algorithms or schemes that are likely to
> appear within the next few years in either OpenPGP or GnuPG?

We can't predicts the future.

> Right now, my understanding is that RSA, DSA, ECDSA, and EdDSA are the
> only signing keys / algorithms. Is this correct?

RSA and DSA are specified by RFC-4880.  ECDSA is specified by RFC-6637.
EdDSA ist not yet specified for OpenPGP (and unfortunately the work on
an RFC to describe this algo and other new curves has been deferred).


Shalom-Salam,

   Werner

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