Randomness testing

Brian Havard brianh at kheldar.apana.org.au
Thu Dec 30 17:50:56 CET 1999

On Thu, 30 Dec 1999 19:15:00 (NZDT), Peter Gutmann wrote:

>"Brian Havard" <brianh at kheldar.apana.org.au> writes:
>>I've just joined this list as I'm interested in building GnuPG for the OS/2 
>>platform but have one serious problem, a lack of a suitable randomness 
>>source. So I have a few questions for the experts:
>>- Is there already a generic source of good randomness available anywhere 
>>that I could port?
>There's an OS/2 version of my randomness code available under the <choose- 
>your-favourite-license> (eg GPL), you can get it as part of cryptlib, 
>ftp://ftp.franken.de/pub/crypt/cryptlib/beta/cl30beta01.zip.  The OS/2 entropy 
>gathering code is in misc/rndos2.c, it hasn't been updated for a bit so it may 
>need some minor repairs and a coat of new paint.

Cool, thanks! I'll check it out (downloading now).

Now, how hard is it to get commit rights to the source so I can incorporate
my changes (assuming I can get it working)? I'm a member of the Apache
Software Foundation and therefore no stranger to open source development.

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