Here's a few means for crafting " random bytes" to speed up your PGP key generation. Smaller PGP keys can be create in under 10-30secs on a modern PC, but larger than 4Kb bits could take a considerable amount of time. It's not abnormal to see PGP keys that needs 4-10mins just for creation.
A shell loop;
while [ $B -lt 10 ] ; do ls -lR ; done
NOTE: run the above in a about 3 or more terminal windows on the same host
Using unix "dd" command
dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/null bs=1k
Using unix command find and find junk or random stuff.
while [ $A -lt 10 ] ; do find / -name " `echo $RANDOM`" ; done
Now sit back, and drink a cup of cafe.
A MacBook Air w/1.3 Ghz I5 took approx 10mins to create a 8192bit pgp key where as a 1024bit key took less than 10secs.
NSE ( network security expert) and Route/Switching Engineer
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