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Re: SSH keys: DSA vs RSA (was: Alioth and SSH: restored)

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 08:09:12AM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> Could you explain the rationale for this? My impression was that DSA
> was recommended over RSA.

DSA was recommended over RSA in years gone by for reasons of
freedom, until late 2000 when MIT's 17-year US patent (4405829)
expired on the c=(m^e)%n function and it was subsequently released
into the public domain (though they actually released it into the PD
two weeks ahead of the patent expiration, IIRC).
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