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    GnuPG Ubuntu & Debian

    Hi Everyone,

    I am a long time reader but first time poster at Ubuntu Forums. I am curious what eveyone thinks when it comes to keeping your private gpg key safe.

    Aside from a decent GPG password, full disk encryption (aes-cbc-essiv:sha256), and good defaults in .gnupg/gpg.conf before keys are created, is there anything else that you recommend?

    Are there any reaons why Debian or Ubuntu might be better than the other when keeping your private keys safe and generating quality keys are ONLY things that matters?

    Even without a graphical environment (or something light, like openbox, so mouse movment can help /dev/random ??) Debian and Ubuntu ship with differnt softare. Ubuntu's apparmor seems to try protect dhclient, which is good thing since I want network access, but does Ubuntu have or Debian have any other software differnces that are significant? I have seen Ubuntu doing network things ( as seen by
    sudo netstat -anp | grep -e tcp -e udp
    sudo lsof -i
    ), that are not dhclient (I don't have CUPs, Avahi, or auto updates), and I kind of don't like that, but don't know if that is rational. I am not a programmer.
    Last edited by ek0s; September 8th, 2012 at 07:41 AM.

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