Random Seed for Generating PGP Keys
gniibe at fsij.org
Wed May 27 05:08:56 CEST 2015
On 05/25/2015 08:48 PM, Jean-David Beyer wrote:
>> has a list of commercially available generators, and i know i have seen
>> at least 2 homebrew designs that had source and HW schematics released.
> This article would have been more useful if the author had subjected
> these random number generator to the usual mathematical tests for
Modern RNGs (HWRNG or Pseudo RNG) are (usually) tested heavily by
empirical statistical testing. Famous free software are:
Well, Dieharder is available in Debian, but it is somewhat older than
Statistical testing is not sufficient to make sure the random number
sequence is under none's control or none's knowledge.
I believe that free software for the firmware and reproducible
hardware design are also important requirements for HWRNG.
Unfortunately, I banned out from Wikipedia when I added a link to
gniibe.org in the page of HWRNG (the reason was: the link URL included
the string of my login name), so, I cannot edit the page any more.
Lessen was: Wikipedia is(was) not friendly to DIY hardware/software
people to link there useful information.
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