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From: snacktime [mailto:snacktime / gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 10:32 AM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: asymmetric encryption options

>
> Well, ElGamal (basically a variation on Diffie-Hellman key agreement),
> but then again having implemented both ElG and RSA on various
> platforms myself I don't see ElG as being significantly simpler than
> RSA (both still require modular exponentiation of large numbers).
> What's the big problem with RSA?
>
>
The openssl implementation won't encrypt a block larger then the size
of the key.  I think I will just stick with my current approach
though, as it seems to be the path of least resistance, and the
performance is acceptable.