slow encryption

Werner Koch wk at
Sun Jan 24 13:29:26 CET 1999

David Ellement <ellement at> writes:

> I've built gpg 0.9.2 on an HP-UX 10.20 system.  It seems to take about
> 20-25 minutes to encrypt a small amount of data (200 characters of text).
> Is this normal?

It is a problem with the slow RNG.  We are going to solve this by
using Brian Warner's EGD (Entropy Gathering Daemon) which is currently
under development.


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