Encryption takes 20 seconds !!
Tue Sep 2 03:57:02 2003
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On 01-Sep-2003, Humberto Rueda wrote:
> [encryption of a single line] takes 18-20 seconds to finish. GPG was
> installed on a Sun machine with Solaris environment on it.
> What could be the reason?
What is the CPU, and what speed is it running at? Perhaps it is slow at
doing anything CPU-intensive.
What is the keysize? Larger keysizes take (exponentially?) longer to
What is the version of Solaris? Does the version of Solaris have
non-blocking entropy generation? Perhaps GPG is waiting for more
entropy from the OS and is blocking. (I don't know what entropy
services are available in Solaris.)
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Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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