How to use --gen-random ?
wk at gnupg.org
Tue Oct 21 13:28:37 CEST 2003
On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 10:41:42 -0400, Jason Mantor said:
> Ok, I've googled this without success. The man page mentions the count,
> but it doesn't explain what the quality level 0|1|2 argument that precedes
> it actually means. I've played with this a bit using all three and It's
> emitting random bytes for me, but I'm wonder what value I should be using
Level 0 should not be considered cryptographic strong random.
Level 1 is cryptographic strong random and used by GnuPG for session
keys and padding.
Level 2 is stronger by requiring that the internal pool has been
updated with more entropy; it is used for creating keys.
Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org>
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