Re: gpg2 --gen-key



In message <fbe3e759-aab8-455b-9699-2fb56060fc9a@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Collin Stocks <collinstocks@xxxxxxxxx> writes
On Jul 30, 11:12 pm, Collin Stocks <collinsto...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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Hi,

I was wondering if anybody knows what the time function for generating
a pgp DSA key looks like, i.e. t(BITS) = time it takes to generate a
BITS bit key. Is it exponential? Is it shaped like a parabola? Is it
linear? Is it logarithmic?

I'm guessing it is probably exponential.

What I'm really wondering is approximately how long it would take for
my computer (2.3 gHz) to generate a 65536 bit DSA key. I'm wondering
if it closer to days, weeks, months, years, decades, or...

Thanks in advance.

- -- Collin
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iEYEARECAAYFAkpyYKcACgkQ5qfXkSUH7BJuSgCguLj0ab3mJoXwH/jJhyc6HlsO
Q6AAniRq46rySnhABh5MHl44Lebi4y8s
=SR+J
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Sorry, it appears as though something has garbled my message and made
the signature not work. I won't bother next time.

Google, probably, on its way back to you. It looked like a properly signed message when it arrived here, though I didn't try verifying the signature.

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Richard Herring
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