Insecure Memory Warning! ???.

Christopher Massanova
Wed, 18 Oct 2000 17:54:32 -0400

How would I go about setting my uid as root in RH 7.0?  That seems easier 
than setting no-secmem-warning in all of my .gnupg/options files.
Thanks again for your help!

At 08:43 AM 10/18/00, Florian Weimer wrote:

>Christopher Massanova <> writes:
> > This works flawlessly if I am logged in as ROOT, but if I try it as
> > any other account, I get the following:
> >
> > # gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
>| 6.1) Why do I get "gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!"
>| On many systems this program should be installed as setuid(root). This
>| is necessary to lock memory pages. Locking memory pages prevents the
>| operating system from writing memory pages to disk and thereby keeping
>| your secret keys really secret. If you get no warning message about
>| insecure memory your operating system supports locking without being
>| root. The program drops root privileges as soon as locked memory is
>| allocated.
>| If you can't or don't want to install GnuPG setuid(root), you can use
>| the option "--no-secmem-warning" or put
>| no-secmem-warning
>| in your ~/.gnupg/options file.
>Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
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