[cryptography] urandom vs random

Michael Rogers michael at briarproject.org
Tue Aug 20 06:56:39 EDT 2013


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On 20/08/13 07:08, ianG wrote:
> On a related point, what name do we give to the design/pattern for
> 
> entropy sources ==> mix/pool ==> deterministic expansion function
> 
> ?  I was asked this seconds after tasking my intern to build one
> :-/

Seems like HKDF's extract-then-expand terminology might be appropriate
here, albeit in a slightly different context.

Cheers,
Michael

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