Series of minor questions about OpenPGP 5

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Jan 28 21:31:52 CET 2009

On Jan 28, 2009, at 12:36 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:

>> Are there any supported in Linux and would
>> it make sense or is it even possible to use them with gnupg?
> Linux has support for some hardware RNGs, yes.  I don't know offhand
> which ones.  OpenBSD apparently has support for a lot of them.

On some platforms, a hardware RNG actually ends up feeding /dev/ 
random.  This is particularly nice as it means GPG (or any program  
that uses /dev/random) benefits without code modification.


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