[fwd] --gen-key (Need 300 more bytes) (from: olibode@optushome.com.au)

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
Mon, 7 Aug 2000 14:34:58 +0200

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Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 22:16:21 +1000
From: "Oliver Bode" <olibode@optushome.com.au>
To: <gnupg-users@gnupg.org>
Subject: --gen-key (Need 300 more bytes)
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Our ISP just installed gnupg for us on our server. However, I'm getting an
error that I would like to sort out

Each time I try to generate keys I get the following:

Not enough random bytes available.  Please do some other work to give
the OS a chance to collect more entropy! (Need 300 more bytes)

I don't seem to have any control over this and my telnet program hangs up.

In the documentation it says:

--gen-key Generate a new key pair. This command can only be used

How can I become interactive? Is this the problem?

Thanks, Oliver

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Werner Koch				GnuPG key:  621CC013
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