Problems with GPG El Gamal signing keys?

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Nov 27 03:06:56 EST 2003

On Wed, 26 Nov 2003 18:24:12 -0500, Perry E Metzger said:

> Some notes have been floating around claiming that there are bugs in
> GPG's use of El Gamal keys. For example, see:

Yes, that is true.  The message was intended for the known owners of
such keys to give them extra time to revoke the keys.  However one
addresss was from and actually a mail-news gateway ...

Yes, yes, I should have removed ElGamal signing key support back in
1998 when there was no more need for it.  I recall that some folks
begged me not to do that and I took the wrong decision.


Werner Koch                                      <wk at>
The GnuPG Experts                      
Free Software Foundation Europe        

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