[Cryptography] Unified resource on Random Number Generation

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 17:58:36 EST 2014

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 1:39 PM, Arnold Reinhold <agr at me.com> wrote:

> Is there any interest in developing a unified resource on RNG for Cryptography

Doesn't RFC 4086 already cover that ground?

> that summarizes  the various viewpoints expressed here recently? It wouldn't have to resolve debates like general purpose computer vs engineered crypto hardware, or one good entropy source vs hash together everything, but instead present the arguments and engineering trade offs involved.  As I envision it, it would also summarize and point to existing standards and implementations where they exist.

There has been some discussion on one of the lists of a revision of
that RFC. Anyone with a contribution to make might contact the authors
or find the appropriate IETF list and comment there.

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