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Re: PGP Keyserver Synchronization Protocol

Tony Mione <mione@hardees.Rutgers.EDU> writes:

> Any reason for MD5? I understand the SHA-1 is longer. However, it is
> thought to be a stronger hash the MD5 at this time. 

Yes it is longer and therefore increasing the amount of bytes to
exchange.  I can't see a reason for a cryptographic strong hash algorithm
here - it is merely used as a checksum.  MD5 is good enough for this.

Werner Koch at guug.de           www.gnupg.org           keyid 621CC013