Uses too much entropy (Debian Bug #343085)
ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Sat Jan 5 13:09:38 CET 2008
On 2008-01-04 Simon Josefsson <simon at josefsson.org> wrote:
> Andreas Metzler <ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org> writes:
>> testing with a exim linked against OpenSSL I get *slightly* less
>> entropy usage (235 vs 289 bits in the first testrun) when connecting
>> with swaks (perl/OpenSSL).
> For my curiosity, what are those numbers if you run gnutls with a
> NORMAL:%COMPAT priority?
Sorry, I have no go these numbers a hand, since exim is not using
> Cipher padding needs one byte of randomness
> for every encrypted packet, disabling padding may thus reduce the
> randomness needed further. This assumes you actually sent some data
> back and forward, I don't whether you did.
I just sent QUIT over the encrypted channel.
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