Moving to another computer

Alphax alphasigmax at
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
before lunch.

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  Down with categorical imperative!
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