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Re: PGP Keyserver Synchronization Protocol

I recommend using SHA-1 anyway, and as Paul Koning says, truncate it if you
are running on such a slow line that the extra four bytes will degrade your

The reason is that OpenPGP mandates SHA-1. It's a good idea from an
engineering aspect to reuse an existing algorithm if it's good enough,
because that means that the minimal implementation can be that much smaller.