gpg --gen-key using /dev/urandom is possible?
wk at gnupg.org
Fri Jun 25 18:33:53 CEST 2004
On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 09:51:04 +0200, Paolo Galati said:
> there is a way to specify /dev/urandom as random number generator for
No. You need to modify the code yourself.
> I know that using urandom is lack of security but for my use this is not
> a problem.
Frankly, I am not sure wether even the entropy estimation of
/dev/random is good enough. For certain usages of
one-time-public-keys a PRNG might be sufficient, though. But do not
take this as an advise of doing so.
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