[gnutls-dev] Feature request: not really random session keys

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos n.mavrogiannopoulos at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 14:32:45 CET 2006

On 1/30/06, Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de> wrote:

> > The same may happen with libgcrypt applications if several short
> > living processes are running (Exim?).  I am not sure whether GnuTLS
> > sets a random seed file at all.  Does it?
> In case of Exim, it's regeneration of the RSA_EXPORT key.  It is not
> serialized, either, so multiple Exim processes try to regenerate it
> and consume increasing amounts of entropy.

As far as I remember it was saving it to a file to eliminate the need
for regeneration every time. Isn't this the case any more?

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