Do not use GnuPG under Mac OS RNG
Wed Jun 27 15:42:02 2001
First off, sorry I missed this discussion when it was getting going,
since my domain name is down at the moment and I'm sending from this
mac.com address. Anyway...
Okay, first, let's make sure we're talking about the same thing.
rndunix is what I'm getting if I call rnd(), correct? I assumed
that's what you meant, but I thought I'd better check. If this is
it, yes, the patterns are horrible, often generating alternative odd
and even numbers and such other obvious patterns.
Secondly, egd claims to be collecting from 21 sources on my machine.
If rndunix is just one of those, won't the entropy from the other
sources take care of this?
Finally, thank you to pplf, who apparently saw my notice on the Mac
GPG web site that my e-mail was down and forwarded this to me.
Please, cc me in the rest of this discussion, because I don't really
want to be signed up twice to the list (vix. I'm assuming that my
domain name will be up again soon).
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