[Q] Generating a key pair.
Sun May 11 00:11:02 2003
I want to create my key-pair. I've done this before, but I have a couple
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,
Graduate Teaching Assistant. Math Dept.
University of Maryland. (301) 405-5137