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NAME

       DSA - Digital Signature Algorithm

DESCRIPTION

       DSA  is  the Digital Signature Algorithm specified in [DSS], a standard
       for public-key based digital signatures from NIST,  the  U.S.  National
       Institute for Standards and Technology.  DSA employs SHA(5).

       For a description of DSS, its history and security, see [AC2].

REFERENCES

       [DSS]  National  Institute  of  standards and Technology, NIST FIPS PUB
       186, Digital Signature Standard, U.S. Department of Commerce, May 1994.

       [AC2]  Bruce  Schneier, Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms and
       Source Code in C, second edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1996.

AUTHOR

       This    man-page    was    written    by    J.H.M.     Dassen     (Ray)
       <jdassen@wi.LeidenUniv.nl>.

SEE ALSO

       lsh_keygen(1)