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Re: SSP for Debian unstable. was Re: security enhanced debian branch?

On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 02:01:52PM +0100, Richard Atterer wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 11:04:16PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > Depleted entropy is a concern.  Also with SE Linux everything is disabled by 
> > default and you have to enable the operations that are desired.
> But surely depleted entropy is only a concern for /dev/random, not
> /dev/urandom? AFAIK, the latter uses a PRNG, which outputs arbitrary
> amounts of pseudo-random data.

/dev/urandom and /dev/random use the same entropy generator. The only
difference is that /dev/random blocks when there isn't enough entropy
in the pool, while /dev/urandom continues.

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