[gnutls-dev] Re: alternative /dev/random
jas at extundo.com
Wed Mar 8 17:32:40 CET 2006
FYI, a paper on the flawed /dev/random implemention in Linux.
Are the Debian folks reading this thread? Perhaps someone could
forward our recommendation (i.e., replace the /dev/random device with
something better, such as Jean-Luc's patch below) to them. That would
solve the problem that GnuTLS-applications block on /dev/random.
Jean-Luc Cooke <jlcooke at certainkey.com> writes:
> I didn't not write this. I've given up trying to convince people of the
> problems with the Linux RNG long ago.
> It's worth mentioning that they said using a simpler RNG would have been
> better than using the RNG we have now. That's almost insulting.
> ps. My out-of-date Fortuna RNG page: http://jlcooke.ca/random/
> Linux-crypto: cryptography in and on the Linux system
> Archive: http://mail.nl.linux.org/linux-crypto/
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