Solaris random device

Enzo Michelangeli em at
Sat May 13 21:22:18 CEST 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Pommer" <apommer at>
To: <gnupg-devel at>
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2000 16:59
Subject: Re: Solaris random device

> Currently it is more similar to the linux /dev/urandom , less to
> At every call to the device some entropy is added (from a high resolution
> timer, and sometimes process id) and subsequently mangled by some hash
> algorithms (IIRC SHA?). Still todo: More entropy sources have to be added.
> The solaris kstat interface provides access to a large number of kernel
> counters which can be used for that purpose. However, the "good" ones
> have to be determined.

Why? Just toss everything into the pool: the total entropy cannot be reduced
by adding low-entropy data. The more, the merrier.

Cheers --


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