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generalpurpose3
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Why DNS access when encrypting

I was encrypting a file, and my firewall logged Toucan accessing my DNS server. Since I have no files on a network drive, why does Toucan need this access?

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Basically

it is because the encryption system that Toucan uses generates a seed value and for part of this is uses the hostname, which causes the DNS request, a more detailed answer can be found at the end of this page:

http://ccrypt.sourceforge.net/faq.html

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