[gnutls-dev] Re: alternative /dev/random

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Mon Mar 13 19:42:59 CET 2006

On 2006-03-13 Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <n.mavrogiannopoulos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, I got a bit partial here. I don't consider the concepts of
> /dev/random and /dev/urandom to be that bad for a prng generator
> (although it is not that good either) and it was initially
> revolutionary --I knew of no others system support such concept.
> What I consider bad is the unwilliness of the maintainers to
> consider alternative approaches given the weaknesses that have been
> found so far.

Could you elaborate on which weaknesses you are talking about? (Just
to satisfy my curiosity.)
thanks, cu andreas
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