Solaris random device

Lars Hecking lhecking at
Sat May 13 00:14:04 CEST 2000

> So we used to other option and now there is an improved version of the
> sun /dev/random code available at
> It now cooperates with gpg - at least the 'make check' does not fail or hang.

 Yep. Works fine now on both Solaris 7 and 8.

 But still, I'd like to hear some good arguments for using this device
 at all. I am basically unclued about crypto, but I understand that a
 "good" random source is instrumental. From a user perspective, is the
 Solaris device appropriate? Is there a danger of creating weakly encrypted
 files with it?

 Thanks a lot for being so helpful, guys, I really appreciate it!
 (Ok with me if you want to move this discussion over to -users)

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