wk at gnupg.org
Mon Aug 30 09:21:31 CEST 1999
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Michael Roth <mroth at nessie.de> writes:
> Hmm. I don't know anything about /dev/random on Solaris. However, you can
> use a small tool to test the random number generator. Check out
> "http://www.fourmilab.to/random/". Copy some data from /dev/random in a
You can't test such a device because it is easy to fake pure random by
using the output of a hash function. And because a hash function is
nearly always used you won't get any results from test sutes like
The only way to check such a device is by analyzing it's code.
Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013
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