Random seed for symetric encryption

Nikolaus Rath Nikolaus at rath.org
Wed Jan 11 20:52:01 CET 2006


I'm using gpg to symetrically encrypt a lot of files. Unfortunately,
gpg regularly complains about an empty random seed while processing.

Now I wonder why gpg needs random data for symetric encryption. Should
I care about the message or not? And how can I make it disappear?



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