urandom vs haveged
przemek.klosowski at nist.gov
Fri Mar 30 19:01:57 UTC 2012
On 03/30/2012 01:02 PM, David Sommerseth wrote:
> That sounds reasonable. Unless I mix /dev/random and /dev/urandom,
> the latter blocks until it has filled up the entropy pool again.
Eh, the FORMER (/dev/random) blocks until it has filled up the entropy
pool again. I seem to remember that urandom is a PRNG seeded with data
from /dev/random; it never blocks.
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