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    SubjectRe: Why does reading from /dev/urandom deplete entropy so much?
    On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 03:26:47PM -0600, Matt Mackall wrote:
    > The distinction between /dev/random and /dev/urandom boils down to one
    > word: paranoia. If you are not paranoid enough to mistrust your
    > network, then /dev/random IS NOT FOR YOU. Use /dev/urandom.

    But currently, people who use /dev/urandom to obtain low-quality
    entropy do a DoS for the paranoid people.


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