Holes in the Linux random number generator?
Posted May 26, 2006 14:22 UTC (Fri) by jake
In reply to: Holes in the Linux random number generator?
Parent article: Holes in the Linux random number generator?
the choice of /dev/random vs. /dev/urandom is made by the application. it would seem to me that providing both choices in the kernel is reasonable even if the threat to /dev/urandom is purely theorectical. For the paranoid, choose /dev/random and be prepared to deal with it blocking. If some applications have chosen incorrectly, it would seem that one should work with them to change their choice instead of removing the 'super paranoid' alternative from the kernel.
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