secring and dropbox

Jerome Baum jerome at
Wed Jul 20 18:48:30 CEST 2011

> Ah, cool. However, as the gpg(1) manual states, --gen-random removes
> precious entropy from your system.

But that's really the point. If you want strong random data, that data
should have high entropy. But that entropy needs to come from
somewhere -- i.e., your system.

What I'd find more interesting is why you (Werner) chose quality level
1. What do these levels do? Is 2 full entropy, and 0 just urandom?

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