RES: Secure connections

Leiradella, Andre V Matos Da Cunha
Thu, 20 Apr 2000 14:35:37 -0300

Sorry, I didn't made myself clear.

I know I can generate key pairs and encrypt/decrypt files using the command
line. What I really need is the C functions witch do it, so I can link them
into my programs.

About the random number generation, don't get me wrong. I'm using Linux
2.2.12 and I know /dev/random is ok, but so much is talked about random
numbers when it comes to key generation that I thought I needed something
more than it.

And thank you Frank for pointing me that DES won't do it. I'm already
looking for 3DES.

Andre de Leiradella

-----Mensagem original-----
De: Frank Tobin []
Enviada em: Quinta-feira, 20 de Abril de 2000 11:28
Para: ''
Assunto: Re: Secure connections

Leiradella, Andre V Matos Da Cunha, at 09:17 -0300 on Thu, 20 Apr 2000,

> Does anybody can point me the functions I need to:
It sounds like you really need to look through the FAQ or README that is distributed with GnuPG. Why do you think the random number generation in GnuPG is bad? I'm assuming you're using an OS, of course, that has a _real_ /dev/random, such as Linux or the BSD's. Oh, and DES won't do the job. Use something that is trusted and has a decent keysize, such as maybe 3DES. Look at for implementations. -- Frank Tobin "To learn what is good and what is to be valued, those truths which cannot be shaken or changed." Myst: The Book of Atrus