[gnutls-dev] Re: ongoing entropy problems

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Feb 2 09:36:17 CET 2006

On Thu, 2 Feb 2006 09:19:21 +0100, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos said:

> But would this protect from two children accessing the same random
> seed?

This is not required.   After reading some data gets mixed into the
pool, one item is the pid another are 16 bytes from /dev/urandom.  So
you will never get the same pool and due to /dev/urandom even a
sibling process won't be able to predict the pool's state.



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