[PATCH] MinGW, random_seed, CryptoAPI
wk at gnupg.org
Sun Apr 30 14:54:37 CEST 2000
On Fri, 28 Apr 2000, Bradley A. Town wrote:
> I completely understand. That's why I left the entropy DLL as the default.
> I might investigate talking to the Intel RNG directly...
I looked at the specs and I don't think that it is a good idea that an
application should talk directly to the RNG. It belongs to the kernel
which has to to the required sanity checks on startup (they consume a
lot of random bytes).
> I wouldn't have used it either, but it was already used to get the location
> of the DLL and GnuPG's home directory, and I wanted a little consistency.
The reason for using the Registry for the home directory is lack of an
easy way to set environment variables.
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