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Re: Crypto Num Mum, Hmm

Simon Spero wrote:
> It's kind of tempting to generate the key and certificate using this as q
> and the previous largest as p, if only for machismo at keysignings :-)

The machismo is that you know for sure your numbers are prime, rather
than being 99.999999% confident that they are.  It is not hard to
generate prime numbers this large, it's just hard to prove they are
really prime.  (Someobdy please correct me if I'm wrong about this).

"Of course the US Constitution isn't perfect; but it's a lot better
than what we have now."  -- Unknown.

pub  1024/C001D00D 1996/01/22  Gary Howland <[email protected]>
Key fingerprint =  0C FB 60 61 4D 3B 24 7D  1C 89 1D BE 1F EE 09 06