Dave Smith dave at
Mon Sep 14 17:00:46 CEST 1998


I just finished catching up on all the emails in the listserv archives. :)
Anyway, it would seem that with all this debate about RNGs, that perhaps it
would be a good idea to make the RNG in GNUPG a little more modular. Like
someone else pointed out, it would be nice to be able to run GNUPG on
systems without the /dev/random device.

One other question... I noticed as I was thrashing through the code
yesterday (in my failed attempt at cross-compiling) that the only other
major stumbling block for cross-compiling is some heavy usage of signals in
the cipher library (if I understood the code correctly). Could someone give
me a feel for what these are being used for? :)

Peter, is there a URL where I can find your paper on the practically strong
random numbers?



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