GnuPG and PRNGs

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Jun 26 22:36:01 CEST 2001

 || On Tue, 26 Jun 2001 19:51:25 +0100
 || Andrew Marlow <apm35 at> wrote: 

 am> It seems to me that GnuPG is one of many programs that would benefit from 
 am> the open source PRNG known as yarrow. I know it would create a dependency

We have a pretty good PRNG; there es no in-deep analysis of this kind
of PRNG but it is believed to be very good. 

However, even the very best PRNG does help you if you can't seed
him properly - getting this seed is the hard taks and very system

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