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RE: gnupg and /dev/random
- From: "Gergely Budai" <thuffir at gmx dot de>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 15:02:35 +0200
- Subject: RE: gnupg and /dev/random
> If we want to change that, it would be better to use a better
> CSPRNG for
> /dev/random itself, instead of a gnupg-specific work-around.
I agree. /dev/random could be strengthened.
Until then, I am happy that even a gnupg workaround exists. ;)
> Personally, I'd use Fortuna for that and would actually volunteer to
> provide a patch, if such a change could be welcome.
I am pretty sure that your contribution which would make /dev/random more robust
will be welcomed by the community.
But ask Corinna, I think she wrote the original code for it.