[Q] Generating a key pair.

Daniel Carrera dcarrera@math.umd.edu
Sun May 11 00:30:02 2003

> On Sat, May 10, 2003 at 06:11:45PM -0400, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> > 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.
> that option is a compile-time option to the configure script used
> to build gpg.  If you got a pre-compiled binary for your OS, it
> probably makes use of /dev/random.  gpg --version will tell you
> more information, but I don't know if there is a way to get it to
> tell you where it is getting its entropy.

I compiled it myself.  I still have the sources.  Is there a way I can 
figure out if this option was used?

I guess I'll need to recompile.  If that is the case, how should I use 
that option in my case?  I'm on a Solaris system but it has a /dev/random 
like Linux.  Does that mean I should use --enable-static-rnd=linux ?

Daniel Carrera
Graduate Teaching Assistant.  Math Dept.
University of Maryland.  (301) 405-5137