Good RNG (was: Mac OS RNG)

Huels, Ralf SCORE
Fri Jun 22 13:19:02 2001

Werner Koch wrote:

> I guess that rndunix is used under Mac OS. Has anyone checked that
> this yields reasonable random? Same goes for cygwin, where I am
> pretty sure that it won't yield and unpredicatable random.
> It is very important to do such analysis before you use GnuPG with
> real keys. =20
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