Uses too much entropy (Debian Bug #343085)
wk at gnupg.org
Fri Jan 4 14:14:50 CET 2008
On Fri, 4 Jan 2008 13:35, simon at josefsson.org said:
> I think the daemon is there to help libgcrypt maintain randomness state
> between invocations of applications that use randomness from libgcrypt.
Right. And it is still flagged as experimental because it lacks any
fair distribution of random to requesting clients.
> The 3000+ bits part doesn't seem excessive to me, but I think the
> problem is that it is required each time a server or client starts up.
> Saving a random seeds file would help with this. Or using the libgcrypt
You need a seed file for good performace. That's all.
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