fwd: What good is this really going to be?
bem at cmc.net
Tue Dec 8 15:35:56 CET 1998
On Sun, Dec 06, 1998 at 06:17:46PM +0100, Werner Koch wrote:
> "James H. Cloos Jr." <cloos at jhcloos.com> writes:
> > Is there any chance of using the code in the Math-Trulyrandom Perl
> I do not see that this is a cryptographic strong RNG
How do you feel about the one in rndunix? It seems to work (though a bit
noisy and sorta nasty on load). It at least doesn't stamp 'INSECURE!' on
a key I just made.
I'd be willing to contribute something to snarf a bunch of bytes from
/dev/audio on Solaris (would have to be suid-root to do that, but
shouldn't be too hard to make safe).
I think some of the residuals from NTP may be useful as well (the
fractional seconds in reftime, for example:
reftime=ba1835f7.03041000 Tue, Dec 8 1998 15:34:15.011, poll=9)
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