Porting GNUPG

Werner Koch wk at isil.d.shuttle.de
Mon Sep 14 17:00:15 CEST 1998

Zack Weinberg <zack at rabi.columbia.edu> writes:

> As far as I know no commercial Unix has a /dev/random.  How does GPG
> generate random numbers on those systems?

Not yet.  There is only a faked random source and all keys are marked
with (INSECURE) and you will notice very load warnings.

Again, have a look into Peter Gutmann's paper or browse through
cryptlib (misc/rndunix.c).


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