lilo lilo at linpeople.org
Sat Feb 21 08:55:33 CET 1998

On Fri, 20 Feb 1998, Werner Koch wrote:

> With one of the last releases I increased the speed of key generation, by
> using /dev/urandom for prime number generation because the prime is part
> of the public key (and may even be shared among many users) and does not
> need a strong random number (like rsa).  The secret parameter is one
> random integer which is of course generated from /dev/random; this device
> does not deliver if there is no noise in your box - from my expierince it is
> best to switch to another window and keep hacking on the keyboard (somewhat
> like the old PGP).

You don't even need to do that.  All you need to do is hack on the SHIFT
key (repeatedly press it and release it).


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