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Re: use of RDRAND in $random_library


On Thu, 2014-06-12 at 21:19:06 +0200, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> 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.

For the next libbsd upstream release I'm planning on pulling the
implementation from OpenBSD, as I saw mentioned in a previous thread
here on d-d, and afterwards submitted as a bug report.


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