[cryptography] urandom vs random

Ben Laurie ben at links.org
Sun Aug 18 13:14:30 EDT 2013


On 18 August 2013 02:55, James A. Donald <jamesd at echeque.com> wrote:

>  On 2013-08-18 4:11 PM, Ben Laurie wrote:
>
>
> If I chose to run Linux, I could fix the version I ran. In fact, I choose
> not to run it, so I don't need to.
>
>
> But if you write software, you don't write it just for your own computer,
> so if you write software for linux, you have to write it for the linux that
> everyone else runs.
>
> Which you cannot fix.
>

I do not have an obligation to work around all your broken decisions.
Currently, my advice is that you probably should not run Linux if you need
strong randomness.
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