Questions about key generation and RNG
Christoph Anton Mitterer
calestyo at scientia.net
Wed Aug 11 16:46:51 CEST 2010
btw: I've we're already asking questions about the RNG... I'd have also
one since some time now:
I once tried to understand the code ( ^^ )... and when I create a key
(--gen-key)... gpg seems to call rndlinux_gather_random (on systems having
/dev/random) in order to get it's entropy, right?
Now when the level parameter is <= 2 (IIRC) than urandom is used instead
It seems that during key generation both happens, and at least once it is
called with level=0.
Why? And does this have any negative security impact?
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