gnupg and /dev/random

Gergely Budai
Sun Apr 13 13:03:00 GMT 2008

> 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.


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