[gnutls-dev] Feature request: not really random session keys

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Jan 31 10:23:18 CET 2006

On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 17:26:00 +0100, Florian Weimer said:

>> Sure.  That was orginally Ted Tso's plan but he could not get a solid
>> RNG into the kernel because the kernel hackers required to amke
>> /dev/random optional and Ted's plan was to have a solid RNG in the
>> kernel as a standard service.

> /dev/random is no longer optional, it's needed by the network stack

It has never been optional.  This was a top priority design criteria
and the one-pool-only design is due to this.  Thanks to the
stubbornness of some Linux hackers.



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