GNUpg v1.01/FreeBSD-20000214-CURRENT

Marius Strom
Wed, 23 Feb 2000 09:11:15 -0600 (CST)

I gave it 30 minutes last night while doing lots of things.  No change,
except it started regenerating data and then requested 128 more bytes of

(Celeron 500.. Would hope gpg keygen wouldn't take 30 mins)

Marius Strom <>
Professional Geek/Unix System Administrator
Alpha1 Internet <> 0x5645C228

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice...
...In practice, there is a big difference.

On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Frank Tobin wrote:

> Marius Strom, at 01:29 on Wed, 23 Feb 2000, wrote:
> > gpg --gen-key runs somewhat fine on the aforementioned FreeBSD system, but
> > when it goes to generate the random bytes, it says "Not enough random
> > bytes available. Please do some other work to give
> > the OS a chance to collect more entropy! (Need 20 more bytes)"
> You just need to wait this out. Give it a couple minutes. Doing
> intensive things on your system helps to increase the data available to
> /dev/random.