Series of minor questions about OpenPGP 5

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Wed Jan 28 18:26:04 CET 2009

Werner has already answered most of this, so I'll confine my remarks to
just this --

> 1) When creating keys or other data which needs random numbers, how is
> this done in gnupg? I mean does it per default use /dev/random? Or
> does it have its own means like a modified Mersenne Twister or
> whatever?

Anyone who uses the Mersenne Twister to generate cryptographic
pseudorandom values is living in sin.

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