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How to get GnuPG and EGD to work together under Cygwin?
- From: Francis Litterio <franl at world dot std dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 11:05:10 -0400
- Subject: How to get GnuPG and EGD to work together under Cygwin?
Has anyone managed to get GnuPG and EGD (the Entropy Gathering Daemon --
http://egd.sourceforge.net/) to work together under Cygwin?
On W2K, using GnuPG 1.07 that comes with Cygwin 1.3.12-2, I cannot get
GnuPG to read entropy from the UNIX domain socket created by EGD. I run
EGD as follows:
egd.pl --nofork --debug-client ~/.gnupg/entropy
This causes it not to fork a daemon and to display client entropy
requests to STDERR. I verify that the socket ~/.gnupg/entropy is
created by EGD, but EGD never reports any clients fetching entropy, even
though I use GnuPG to encrypt messages.
I have this line in my ~/.gnupg/options file:
as suggested by the EGD documentation. I know that GnuPG is reading my
~/.gnupg/options file, because other options I put there (e.g., "armor")
I get no errors from GnuPG, yet it seems to use some other source of
entropy (rather than EGD). I'm worried that GnuPG is using a poor
quality PRNG for entropy. I'd rather have it use EGD-gathered entropy.
Any help is appreciated.
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