[fwd] --gen-key (Need 300 more bytes) (from: email@example.com)
Tue, 8 Aug 2000 10:41:25 +1000 (EST)
Werner Koch <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> From: "Oliver Bode" <email@example.com>
> Subject: --gen-key (Need 300 more bytes)
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 22:16:21 +1000
> 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?
Telnet is interactive. Telnet is not a good way to go however, especially
over a cable modem as it is trivial to sniff other traffic.
Wiretapped Australia reported a number of other security issues with
Use ssh so when other users on your subnet hijack your session, they
will only get encrypted data and not your passwords.
Better still, generate the keys on a standalone Linux/*BSD box and
get your ISP to install them via floppy.
If you still think the risk is OK, run a find command agaist a large
filesystem in the background while you gen your keys on the server.
Hope this helps
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