[cryptography] urandom vs random

David Johnston dj at deadhat.com
Mon Sep 9 01:15:54 EDT 2013


On 8/19/2013 11:45 PM, Peter Gutmann wrote:
> ianG <iang at iang.org> writes:
>
>> On a related point, what name do we give to the design/pattern for
>>
>>    entropy sources ==> mix/pool ==> deterministic expansion function
>>
>> ?
> "The standard way to do things"?  Or "a standard CSPRNG" (continually seeded
> PRNG).
>
> Peter.
>
>
>
I annoyed a cryptographer by calling it the cascade construction RNG in 
Intel documentation for RdRand.
It appears to be sticking in some places.




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