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Re: use of RDRAND in $random_library

On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 10:23:58AM +0200, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Jun 2014, Josh Triplett wrote:
> device is inferiour to the random devices on OpenBSD/MirBSD, so you
> should seed the aRC4 state with additional random bytes:

As far as I know, OpenBSD stopped using (A)RC4 for their random
number generation for good reason, even though the function is
still called that way.  You now seems to suggest to use RC4 again,
which seems like a bad idea to me.


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