folder security problem with random_seed

David Hill DHill at
Tue Jul 27 17:43:56 CEST 2004

We have installed GnuPG and our keys on the network. Unfortunately random_seed
requires excessive permissions, since it seems to be destroyed and recreated
during each command, we need to grant read/write/update/delete permissions to
that folder for all GnuPG users. If the random_seed file could be relocated to
the users local temp folder or to a common writeable location on the network
then we would be able to lock the security of the GnuPG installation down to
just read access.

Dave Hill
dhill at
Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corp.
Fax 515-243-0714

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