[Help-gnutls] Why delay generating second and other keys?

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Sat Oct 29 10:17:14 CEST 2005

On Saturday 29 October 2005 00:08, Fran wrote:

> The problem is that the device used is different that /dev/ramdom, and
> libcrypt seems to use /dev/ramdom (very bad thing).
> In some cases char device is in /dev/hw_random, /dev/?   depend of
> kernel version and hardware.
> I think that RNG char device should be set as user wants. For example,
> for me at this moment should be a good choice set GLOBAL RNG
> to /dev/hw_random (intel i810) that work more that /dev/random.

Check the debian rng-tools. They feed the hardware random data to the kernel
random pool. 

Otherwise I think you can specify the device that libgcrypt will use at 
compile time (of libgcrypt).

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos

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