Moving to another computer
alphasigmax at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 09:51:54 CEST 2006
Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> Matthew West wrote:
>>> Hi, I have all of my gnupg information set up on this current machine.
>>> How would I transfer my information to another computer. Is it fine to
>>> use the same information on both computers?
>> Copy ~/.gnupg/* to your other computer; specifically, trustdb.gpg,
>> secring.gpg, pubring.gpg, gpg.conf.
> Please don't follow this advice.
> Copying your entire .gnupg/ directory will also copy random_seed. You
> don't want random_seed to be shared between two computers. That could
> potentially result in a session key not being a one-time thing. If two
> computers share a random seed file, the chances of their random
> sequences being not-at-all-random increases.
> By all means, copy *.gpg and gpg.conf. Leave random_seed alone. You'll
> be happier that way.
Yeah, I should have thought of that... that's what comes of posting just
Death to all fanatics!
Down with categorical imperative!
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