[Cryptography] Is Ron right on randomness

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Wed Nov 30 15:23:31 EST 2016

On 2016-11-30 05:59:24 -0800 (-0800), Bill Cox wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 26, 2016 at 6:38 AM, Salz, Rich <rsalz at akamai.com> wrote:
> > Meanwhile, back in the real world... What should OpenSSL do,
> > given the wide number of platforms and huge uninformed community
> > that depends on it, do?
> I just learned on another thread that Linux provided a fixed API.
> The new right answer on Linux is to call getrandom

Looks like libressl-portable already started doing that a couple
years ago:


Similar effort for OpenSSL seems to be under discussion:


Jeremy Stanley

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