[Cryptography] [FORGED] Re: OpenSSL and random
waywardgeek at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 08:27:23 EST 2016
On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 2:56 AM, Mark Steward <marksteward at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30 Nov 2016 08:57, "Bill Cox" <waywardgeek at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 5:09 PM, Theodore Ts'o <tytso at mit.edu> wrote:
> >> On Linux, my recommendation is to use getrandom(2) on Linux; you'll
> >> have to use syscall to access it because glibc developers are being,
> >> well.... very glibc. If it doesn't exist, fall back to /dev/urandom.
> > Ugh... You do realize that getrandom simply reads from /dev/random,
> > The noise on these threads is not just aggravating, but suspicious...
> Before you hit reply again, go read https://git.kernel.org/cgit/
Whoa... I was entirely wrong! The right answer on Linux is now:
Just call getrandom
Now I have to change a lot of code that reads /dev/random.
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