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What are the supported PGP key algorithms in Robo-FTP 3.5 and previous?
This information applies to version 3.5.0 and previous. Click here for information on more recent versions.
A number of factors go into accurately describing a key. These include the key type, size, cipher, compression, and hash.
Robo-FTP supports the following in any combination.
- ELG (sometimes also called Diffie-Hellman)
- Robo-FTP supports any key size up to 4096 bits.
- AES (AES-128)
Robo-FTP can import public keys that use any combination of the above.
When creating keys Robo-FTP automatically chooses a sensible default, DH/DSS (Diffie-Hellman) with the AES-128 cipher. Robo-FTP gives you an option to choose a key size of 768, 1024, or 2048.
If you wish to create keys with a combination of options other than what is offered by the Configurator you can do so from the command line.
Simply open a command prompt (cmd.exe) and type the following:
cd C:\Program Files\Robo-FTP gpg --homedir . --gen-key
Just follow the prompts to generate a key pair with your choice of options.
Article last updated: 2010-08-06
Tags: GPG, PGP