[Cryptography] Random numbers only once

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 02:19:14 EST 2014

On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 9:12 PM, Watson Ladd <watsonbladd at gmail.com> wrote:

> Why does /dev/random not do this and so avoid blocking after startup?

The /dev/random vs /dev/urandom distinction is probably a mistake. Also
making these things files in /dev is also probably a mistake. Ideally there
would just be a system call to obtain some randomness from the kernel, then
an awful lot of work to ensure that randomness is good. It shouldn't block.

Tony Arcieri
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