[cryptography] Duplicate primes in lots of RSA moduli

Thor Lancelot Simon tls at panix.com
Sat Feb 18 13:50:50 EST 2012


On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 12:57:30PM -0500, Jeffrey I. Schiller wrote:
> 
> The problem is that ssh-keygen uses /dev/urandom and it should really
> use /dev/random. I suspect that once upon a time it may have (I don't
> have the history off hand) and someone got annoyed when it blocked and
> "solved" the problem.

Um, why would it ever _unblock_, on such a device under typical
first-boot conditions?

Thor



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