RFE: Portable OpenSSH

Gert Doering gert at greenie.muc.de
Wed Mar 28 04:36:28 EST 2001


On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 01:19:57PM -0500, Christopher Linn wrote:
> > Entropy collection and pooling is best handled by long-running processes
> > (ideally the kernel) as they get many more opportunities to gather
> > better quality randomness over their lifetime.
> bingo.  the kernel.

Yes, but not all of us have the choice - AIX, SCO, and so on need random
numbers.  So PRNGd is fine for systems lacking /dev/*random...

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Gert Doering - Munich, Germany                             gert at greenie.muc.de
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