How important is FIPS 140-2 Level 1 cert?

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at
Fri Dec 29 07:03:24 EST 2006

Ben Laurie <ben at> writes:

>While we're at it, an amusing fact I learnt about FIPS-140 while I was
>implementing it for OpenSSL is that some of the Monte Carlo tests have output
>that's independent of the input.

Did you also notice that the MCT test vectors published in "The Random Number
Generator Validation System (RNGVS)" are wrong?  Or is that what you meant by
"independent of the input"?


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