questions about RNGs and FIPS 140

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Aug 27 06:03:49 EDT 2010

On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:37, travis+ml-cryptography at

> 1) Is Linux /dev/{u,}random FIPS 140 certified?

I am nor sure whether it is already certified.  However a FIPS mode was
added to Linux featuring an FIPS approved ANSI X9.31 PRNG instead of the
/dev/random.  /dev/random is still used for initial seeding.



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