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Re: Random /dev/urandom entry?

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Random /dev/urandom entry?
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 16:24:23 +0100
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Thomas Schwinge, le Fri 02 Mar 2007 14:52:44 +0100, a écrit :
> On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 02:36:43AM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > So my question is: will we provide a /dev/urandom? (pseudo-random
> > generator)
> Well, the no-brainer solution is to make some file available at
> `/dev/urandom', like it is commonly done for `/dev/random'.
> Or you install one of the existing random translators on these nodes, see
> <http://hurd.gnufans.org/bin/view/Hurd/RandomDevice>.

Yes of course, but my question is about the long run and "good practice"
for GNU distributions. Currently, libgcrypt11 fails because of this, and
I'm wondering whether to send them a patch for just using /dev/random
only, or ask GNU distributions to provide a /dev/urandom.


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