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DSA - Digital Signature Algorithm
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].
[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.
This man-page was written by J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@wi.LeidenUniv.nl>.