A Quick Supplement
wk at gnupg.org
Wed Jul 19 12:36:24 CEST 2017
On Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:49, rjh at sixdemonbag.org said:
> random_seed is internal data belonging to the PRNG.
That is right. However we always add at least 128 bit of fresh random
which would be enough - at least on all systems with /dev/random or on
Windows. It is just that we are ultra-conservative and use a huge state
of 4800 bits. The random_seed file gives an initial value to that
state. From a pure mathematical point of view the 128 bits we always
add are enough. For key generation we have even stronger requirements.
Die Gedanken sind frei. Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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