Can't gpg --gen-key
Thu Aug 23 09:52:01 2001
On Thu, 23 Aug 2001 02:09:32 -0400, CO Group Support said:
> Hi. I'm trying to do gpg --gen-key on a FreeBSD system from a remote terminal
> (telnetted in) and, when it gets to the end and tries to generate the key, it
1. Don't use telnet - it is ridiculous to send the passphrase in clear
2. If you need to do this on a remote machine, use SSH .
3. You should enable the random device on FreeBSD, I don't know how to
do it, but with a proper confiuration the machine can collect
enough entropy even without someone hitting on the keyboard.
It should help to start some background jobs like "find / -type f
xargs -n 100 grep jhdgfjhf"
 Entering passphrases over an SSH channel is not as secure as
believed, it may be better to pipe the passphrase to the remote
machine. See the recent Song/Wagner/Tian paper - it is in the news.
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