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Re: GnuGP and Key Creation


From: Scott Johnson
Subject: Re: GnuGP and Key Creation
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 21:09:26 -0400

Thanks Neil.  I'll give it a shot.


"Neil W Rickert" <address@hidden> wrote in message
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> "Scott Johnson" <address@hidden> writes:
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> >I'm trying to generate a key on my AIX UNIX server.  GnuGP v1.2.1
> >When asked to collect more entropy, I type random characters....and I
> >type....and I type....and I type.
>
> >It says it only needs 120 more bytes.   GnuGP never comes back.  I have
to
> >CTRL-C out.
>
> >I found some docs that say it takes a long time if you are a remote user.
> >How long?  Hours? Days?  I don't have access to the actual server so I'm
> >using telnet.
>
> If it is getting entropy from "/dev/random", then you might want to
> try running "finger", or the "man" command, or a "find".  Do things
> that will spin disks, cause network transactions, etc.  That may
> require you to be logged in twice -- one session to run gpg and the
> other to stimulate entropy collection.
>
> I don't know whether that will actually solve your problem.  I
> generated a key in a remote login several days ago.  This was on a
> Solaris system.  It was slow, but not as slow as you describe.  I
> tried the suggestions I just gave.  Without repeating and doing
> careful timing of how long it takes, there is no way to tell whether
> they helped.  When I am logged in locally with X, just moving the
> mouse is sufficient.
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