Quality of PRNGD
Thu Sep 13 17:38:01 2001
On Thu, 13 Sep 2001 09:20:46 -0400, Gordon Worley said:
> Okay, but, if I understand correctly, EGD is also a PRNG, or maybe
> I'm missing something? And, yes, from what I can tell EGD blocking
It is more of a RNG. IIRC, Peter Gutmann coined the term CSPRNG
(Continuously Seeded Pseudo Random Number Generator) for such a device
> Put, putting my misuse of terminology aside, I guess what you're
> saying is that EGD is better suited for use with GnuPG than PRNGD is,
I have not a lot of experience with EGD because I use only OSes which
provide a /dev/random device - which clearly is a better solution than
a daemon trying to do the same.
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