RES: Secure connections
Thu, 20 Apr 2000 13:00:25 -0700

Almost related: For machines which do a lot of encrypting based on
random numbers (VPN routers, SSL web servers, etc.), are there
hardware products which can produce lots of high-quality random
numbers?  The kernel /dev/random works well, but sometimes it can run
out of data, and the server will lag. 

I'm interested in what you people think.


On Thu, Apr 20, 2000 at 02:35:37PM -0300, Leiradella, Andre V Matos Da Cunha wrote:

> Sorry, I didn't made myself clear.
> I know I can generate key pairs and encrypt/decrypt files using the command
> line. What I really need is the C functions witch do it, so I can link them
> into my programs.
> About the random number generation, don't get me wrong. I'm using Linux
> 2.2.12 and I know /dev/random is ok, but so much is talked about random
> numbers when it comes to key generation that I thought I needed something
> more than it.
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