Subject: Re: insufficient entropy for rnd
To: Daniel Carosone <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-crypto
Date: 08/13/2003 14:33:21
Daniel Carosone <> writes:
> It is the reason device-type net is disabled by default, and it's
> not a serious risk. Anyone who can predict the arrival time of a
> network packet interrupt (and subsequent processing) within the
> precision of a CPU cycle counter has enough control over your
> machine that randomness is irrelevant.

I disagree, and besides, many machines don't have cycle counters. If
you want to have a long discussion on it, we can, but its a side issue
in the current conversation.

Perry E. Metzger