[Q] Generating a key pair.

Daniel Carrera dcarrera@math.umd.edu
Sun May 11 00:11:02 2003

Greetings all,

I want to create my key-pair.  I've done this before, but I have a couple 
of questions:

1) What key size should I pick for the asymmetric key?
The OpenPGP FAQ (http://www.samsimpson.com/pgpfaq.html#SubKeySize)
says that 2048 bits is best, but the GnuPG default is 1024.  Why is that?

2) The GnuPG FAQ says that I can improve the random number generation by 
using the  --enable-static-rnd=... option, but GnuPG doesn't seem to 
recognize that option.

I'm on a Solaris system which does have a /dev/random device.

Thanks for the help,
Daniel Carrera
Graduate Teaching Assistant.  Math Dept.
University of Maryland.  (301) 405-5137