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  • schmidtbag
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    How hard could it be to just get a simple random number? Stop over-complicating it. When it comes to security, any generator that is purely based on software is a bad idea, so for anyone who actually cares about something "truly" random ought to resort to other solutions anyway.

    It's really not hard or expensive to get a totally unpredictable number. Leave /dev/random alone.

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  • elatllat
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    I look forward to it as I currently have to install
    rng-tools, haveged, and change defaults to use urandom.

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  • Jakobson
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    Originally posted by topolinik View Post
    The 35th release and still not merged?
    Well, I warmly wish this a better fate than GNU HURD
    Security is not easy. And not easy at all when changing almost the whole LRNG in a way that's not break anything existing. Needs also to take care of all low-entropy IoT devices in addition to misbehaving user space applications reading directly from /dev/random which may block.

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  • topolinik
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    The 35th release and still not merged?
    Well, I warmly wish this a better fate than GNU HURD

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  • Jakobson
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    It will be eventually merged because without it LRNG does not meet new FIPS requirements in next year summer.

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  • phoronix
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    New /dev/random Implementation Hits 35th Revision

    Phoronix: New /dev/random Implementation Hits 35th Revision

    Going on for more than four years now has been creating a new /dev/random implementation and this Friday marks the 35th revision to this big set of patches that aim for better performance and security...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-dev-random-35
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