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SubjectRe: [PATCH] let Net Devices feed Entropy, updated (1/2)
Theodore Tso writes:
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 04:25:26PM +0200, Martin Dalecki wrote:
> >
> > The primary reson of invention of /dev/random was the need
> > for a bit of salt to the initial packet sequence number inside
> > the networking code in linux. And for this purspose the
> > whole /dev/*random stuff is INDEED a gratitious overdesign.
> > For anything else crypto related it just doesn't cut the corner.
>
> A number of other people helped me with the design and development of
> the /dev/random driver, including one of the primary authors of the
> random number generation routines in PGP 2.x and 5.0. Most folks feel
> that it does a good job.

Indeed. If Martin has some deep insight as to why the /dev/random
implementation is insufficient for strong crypto, I'd like to hear
it.

Regards,

Richard....
Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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