GNUpg v1.01/FreeBSD-20000214-CURRENT

Marius Strom
Thu, 24 Feb 2000 13:20:57 -0600 (CST)

Good call -- this fixed the problem.

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 Thu, 24 Feb 2000, [iso-8859-1] Rémi Guyomarch wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 09:11:15AM -0600, Marius Strom wrote:
> > Frank,
> > 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
> > entropy.
> >
> > (Celeron 500.. Would hope gpg keygen wouldn't take 30 mins)
> GPG didn't do anything in these 30 minutes, it simply waited for random data
> to become available from /dev/random.
> If you're working locally, FreeBSD should collect random data from your
> typing, but if you're working from an ssh session, the box won't have a good
> source of entropy to fill /dev/random.
> You can add
> rand_irqs="14"
> to you /etc/rc.conf to use IRQ 14 (IDE) or your SCSI card IRQ as a source of
> random data. See random(4) and /etc/defaults/rc.conf. I don't think that
> using your network card IRQ is really secure.