[horde] Error generating pgp key pair
Michael M Slusarz
slusarz at horde.org
Wed Jan 2 20:52:17 UTC 2008
Quoting Larry Honig <l at hdex.com>:
> It can create SSL certificates fine, and the Webmin administration
> panel can do all sorts of stuff with the available entropy pool,
> plus I have Munin installed and it shows typically approx 3500
> bytes. Also I have the same problem on another Ubuntu-based system
> with a different version of Horde. If your theory is correct then
> shouldn't using the command line gpgp key gen on my Horde host
> server fail also? It works fine!
> What is the recommended minimum entropy value? I could attach a
> mouse and wiggle it but I do not think that is the problem,
> although I am willing to try it. Attached is a .png file showing
> the Munin entropy graph - the dips are associated with restarting
> the master Apache server (not thread restarts - I am using Apache
> 2.0.55 MPM prefork with 11 threads)
> I may try to install rng-tools.
You can also check your webserver's error log for stderr output from gnupg.
Not saying entropy is 100% the problem, but it is the only way I have
ever been able to reproduce generation failure and would explain why
you see such a long wait time until the error message is returned.
Michael Slusarz [slusarz at horde.org]
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