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    SubjectRe: /dev/random in 2.4.6
    Doug McNaught wrote:
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    > Chris Friesen <cfriesen@nortelnetworks.com> writes:
    >
    > > Why don't we also switch to a cryptographically secure algorithm for
    > > /dev/urandom?
    >
    > It IS cryptographically secure. Have you ever read the manpage?

    Oops, my bad. I got errors doing man on urandom, but neglected to try a man on
    random.

    The main reason for my comment was the suggestion by Steve Hill that
    /dev/urandom was NOT cryptographically secure. Re-reading it, his comment was
    in the context of generating cryptographic keys, so perhaps I misunderstood what
    he meant.

    Chris


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