[gnutls-dev] Feature request: not really random session keys

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Mon Jan 30 19:20:10 CET 2006

On 2006-01-30 Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
> * Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos:
> > The easier way to fix that is to generate the RSA key and the DH
> > parameters by other means --say certtool running on the bg once per
> > day or something like that.

> The params file seems to be in some kind of proprietary file format,
> so this is not as easy as it sounds.  But we will likely do something
> like this when it's been decided that we cannot scrap RSA_EXPORT
> support.

It is not anymore. Since 4.54?

Quoting /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/changelog.Debian.gz
exim4 (4.52-2) unstable; urgency=low
  * Use certtool from gnutls-bin in cron.daily to re-generate gnutls-params
    instead of only removing the file and letting exim4 re-generate it at SMTP
    time after receiving STARTTLS. The maximum runtime of certtool is limited
    to 2*1800 seconds per default by using timeout.pl by Piotr Roszatycki
    (checked and beautified by Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt). Add gnutls-bin to
    exim4-base' Suggests. (am) Closes: #285371

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