gpg generate key is not finishing
Williams, Chad L
chad.williams at dxc.com
Sat May 30 16:51:49 CEST 2020
Attempting to generate a key on Solaris 10 server using the below command
gpg --full-generate-key --pinentry-mode=loopback
Everything seem to be working but the key generation never completes.
Its been setting at this point for 10 hours. I tried to produce more entropy by running suggested command on other console and the agent is running
root 8249 28754 0 21:48:19 pts/12 0:02 gpg --full-generate-key --pinentry-mode=loopback
root 17222 1 0 19:55:32 ? 0:08 gpg-agent --homedir /root/.gnupg --use-standard-socket --daemon
GnuPG needs to construct a user ID to identify your key.
Real name: root1
Email address: root at localhost
You selected this USER-ID:
"root1 <root at localhost>"
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We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.
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