Sat, 4 Sep 1999 22:41:56 +0200
> The random number generator on solaris is (according to the make check) not
> strong, does this imply that I should not create a key, or also that I can not
> sign my mail? (or both)
> DON'T USE ANY DATA GENERATED BY THIS PROGRAM!!
> The random number generator is only a kludge to let
> it run - it is in no way a strong RNG!
DONT CREATE KEYS, DONT SIGN and DONT ENCRYPT !
This is no joke; the DLP public key system are very dependend on good
But it should be no problem to use it on Solaris. The default thing
should taht it uses RNDUNIX which works fine but pouts a heavy load on
the machine and is slow. It is better to use
./configure --enable-static-rnd=egd && make
and install Brian's EGD (see the www.gnupg.org)
Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013