GnuPG RNG on Windows

Joe Vender jvender at
Wed Oct 11 18:34:37 CEST 2006

From: "Werner Koch" <wk at>
To: "Joe Vender" <jvender at>
Cc: <gnupg-devel at>
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 2:54 AM
Subject: Re: GnuPG RNG on Windows

> On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 02:10, Joe Vender said:
> No, it is far more complicated than that.  I don't have the time to
> elaborate on it now.  If you are interested, you should study
> cipher/random.c from libgcrypt which is a bit better documented.  For
> a general description of the RNG architecture see Peter Gutmann's
> paper: "Software Generation of Practically Strong Random Numbers". See
> also chapter 6 in his book "Cryptographic Security Architecture", New
> York, 2004, ISBN 0-387-95387-6.  His website is at
> I could post a brief writeup on the implementation, however this is in
> German.
> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner
O.K. I'll take a look at the references you mentioned. Thanks for the offer
to post the writeup, but I can't read German.


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