GnuPG 1.1.92 released

Matthias Bruestle mlist at
Thu Sep 12 13:41:01 CEST 2002


On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 10:48:09AM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
>     * The configure option --with-static-rnd=3Dauto allows to build gpg
>       with all available entropy gathering modules included.  At
>       runtime the best usable one will be selected from the list
>       linux, egd, unix.  This is also the default for systems lacking
>       a /dev/random device.

Why is only the "best" usable one used and not all usable? The entropy
can get worse by using more sources.

endergone Zwiebeltuete

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