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Re: gnupg and /dev/random
- From: Lapo Luchini <lapo at lapo dot it>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Cc: Gergely Budai <thuffir at gmx dot de>
- Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 13:40:28 +0200
- Subject: Re: gnupg and /dev/random
- Openpgp: id=C8F252FB
- References: <001201c890f3$d9d6e110$6402a8c0@cyberdyne>
Gergely Budai wrote:
Since the presence of a strong cryptographical random function is the prerequisite of cryptography and some of us are sill going to use Cygwin on Windows 2000 in the future, my question is the following: Would not it be better to configure the future gnupg cygwin releases not to use /dev/random, but the builtin and specially for windows developped randomness entropy gatherer (rndw32.c)?
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.
Personally, I'd use Fortuna for that and would actually volunteer to
provide a patch, if such a change could be welcome.
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