Key is marked INSECURE!
Thu Jun 27 00:06:02 2002
This really helped. I am running on an SGI IRIX box and do not have
/dev/random. Instead, I installed EGD (the Entropy Gathering Demon) and
asked GPG to use it. The new key I generated is not marked INSECURE!
From: David R. Bergstein [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 5:00 PM
Subject: RE: Key is marked INSECURE!
This code from g10/keygen.c may help pinpoint the issue:
/* append a warning if we do not have dev/random
* or it is switched into quick testmode */
if( quick_random_gen(-1) )
strcpy(p, " (INSECURE!)" );
David R. Bergstein
Systems Engineer and Blues Musician -
Heart of Blue - bookings on-line at http://www.heartofblue.com
OpenPGP Public Key 0xE1F138CA - For info see http://www.gnupg.org
Key fingerprint = C86E CA2A 4171 AC73 91D7 3DCE 8832 D764 E1F1 38CA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Porus Lakdawala
> Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 7:05 PM
> To: 'email@example.com'
> Subject: Key is marked INSECURE!
> I just started working with GnuPG. Everything works fine. Its
> just that the
> keys I generate are marked INSECURE!
> porus 508% gpg --list-keys
> pub 1024D/FF441205 2002-06-20 Porus Lakdawala (GPG Key) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> sub 1024g/E71F077E 2002-06-20
> I ploughed through the guide, the man pages and the FAQ, but
> could not find
> it mentioned anywhere.
> What is the reason for this?
> Would really appreciate any pointers on this.
> I am working with v 1.0.7 if that is of any relevance.
> Thanks a ton in advance.
> Porus Lakdawala
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