Wipe function?

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
Thu Aug 28 06:33:02 2003

On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 00:10:27 +0530, Aditya  said:

> cat /dev/urrandom on linux this way you wont end up emptying the system random pool !

Wrong.  There is just one pool.  /dev/urandom and /dev/random both
take their numbers from the same pool.  /dev/urandom merely does no
block but falls back into a pseudo random number mode.  As soon as new
entropy arrives /dev/urandom will suck it out not leaving anything for

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