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SubjectRe: [PATCH] random, Add user configurable get_bytes_random()


On 09/05/2013 03:49 PM, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> BTW, note the following article, published today:
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/us/nsa-foils-much-internet-encryption.html?pagewanted=all
>
> "By this year, the Sigint Enabling Project had found ways inside some
> of the encryption chips that scramble information for businesses and
> governments, either by working with chipmakers to insert back doors...."
>
> Relying solely and blindly on a magic hardware random number generator
> which is sealed inside a CPU chip and which is impossible to audit is
> a ***BAD*** idea.

Your argument seems to surround the idea that putting stuff on the internet is
safe. It isn't. If you've believed that then you've had your head in the sand
and I've got a lot of land in Florida to sell you.

Either way ... it's obvious you're not willing to take this patch and I respect
that decision.

Thanks,

P.


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