Re: gpg /netstat problemsFrom: Cade Cairns (email@example.com)
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Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 12:07:11 -0600 (MDT) From: Cade Cairns <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Richard Cross <email@example.com>
I would imagine that it is using it as a source of entropy when seeding
the random number generator. You probably don't want to disable it.
On 2 May 2002, Richard Cross wrote:
> I noticed GnuPG wasn't working properly recently - it was hanging while
> trying to encrypt a file or when generating a new key. Ran truss on it
> and found that it forks a separate process which turned out to be:
> netstat -p -f inet
> and it was hanging because it couldn't resolve the addresses, however
> that aside...
> ... anyone know why it needs to do this and whether or not this can be
> disabled? Could it potentially be a security risk? (FYI it was the
> packaged version for Solaris 8 from Sunfreeware).
> Rick Cross.