Posted May 11, 2006 7:37 UTC (Thu) by ekj
Parent article: On the safety of Linux random numbers
Actually, I'm fairly certain urandom is *not* purely algoritmic "pseudo-random" numbers.
My impression was that urandom would give you real random numbers based on the collected entropy-pool, but that it (and this is the difference to /dev/random) will *not* block when entropy gets "too low", but instead continue with pseudo-random numbers.
Did I misunderstand this ? Or did our editor misunderstand it ?
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