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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)