How secure without /dev/random?
Wed, 07 Jun 2000 10:55:49 -0400
I am trying to get a sense of how secure gpg is without
using egd.pl. From reading between the lines, it seems
that a system without /dev/random will not have true RNG
capabilties, and therefore the encryption will be easier to
My impression is that without /dev/random, gpg is not
really "enterprise" class encryption. How about adding
egd? How much does that really help?
My concern is that if I roll out gpg as an accross the
board replacement for pgp, I'd better include access to
egd or SUNWski or whatever.
Please cc me as well as the list as I haven't subscribed
Sr. Systems Administrator
Cisco Systems - RTP-IT