Subject: Re: replace kernel random number function
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/23/2000 08:10:47
In message <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>>Where will you get the seeds? That's the really hard part.
> i thought of reseeding by rnd(4) random number device, like
> every N seconds.
>>The right thing to do would be to port yarrow (see www.counterpane.com,
>>though I don't have the link available just now and I'm offline when
>>writing this). Unfortunately, it's filled with lots of DLL-ish things.
> hmm, i'm sure we can strip DLL-ish part off.
The point of yarrow is to do that reseeding in a cryptographically
sound way. (I'd frankly rather it ran in user space, of course.)