insecure memory

Andrew McDonald
Sun, 3 Dec 2000 22:33:15 +0000

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On Sun, Dec 03, 2000 at 09:15:25PM +0000, Stephen Adler wrote:

> I get a message saying that my memory is insecure when I use the gpg
> utility. What is it really complaining about, should I worry about this,
> and if so, is there a fix?
On varies Unix varieties (including Linux) it is possible to lock memory so that it is never swapped out to disk. gnupg terms this 'secure memory'. Under Windows it is not possible to do this. If you are seeing this warning under an OS that does support it, it may be that you need to make the gnupg binary setuid root, since locking memory in this way is something that only root can do. Andrew --=20 Andrew McDonald E-mail: --VS++wcV0S1rZb1Fb Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE6Ksor/LupyPLe7TYRAn+nAJ9lzKcHWPQbM+nmFwLk74QJCweA1wCeM8p7 AQsfz7p6647B6PaDsfuQJBI= =UpNE -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --VS++wcV0S1rZb1Fb-- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to