Subject: Re: OpenSSH key size
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: J. Lievisse Adriaanse <>
List: tech-security
Date: 09/14/2005 16:40:15
Well, I always use _at least_ a 2Kb key. And depending on what the services of
the server are, I increase it.


On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 14:07:28 +0000
"Charles M. Hannum" <> wrote:

> There is a talk being presented at MIT today that shows clearly that 1Kb 
> public keys can be factored fairly easily on cheap custom hardware.  It is 
> long past time for SSH keys to be at least 2Kb by default.

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