[cryptography] urandom vs random
James A. Donald
jamesd at echeque.com
Sat Aug 17 18:17:18 EDT 2013
On 2013-08-17 10:12 PM, Ben Laurie wrote:
> What "external" crypto can you not fix? Windows? Then don't use
> Windows. You can fix any crypto in Linux or FreeBSD.
No you cannot.
> So what? BSD's definition is superior. Linux should fix their RNG. Or
> these people who you think should implement their own should. Or they
> could just switch to BSD.
That it does not, implicitly admits that you, Ben Laurie, cannot fix linux.
We want that all implementations of /dev/random and /dev/urandom behave
the same, and that they behave correctly on all machines. We don't have
Hence the need for each implementer to reinvent the wheel.
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