PRNG on FreeBSD
peterjeremy at optushome.com.au
Fri Oct 6 02:18:31 PDT 2006
On Thu, 2006-Oct-05 13:13:51 +0100, Robert Watson wrote:
>On Wed, 4 Oct 2006, Ricardo Nabinger Sanchez wrote:
>>As someone (me) who knows very little on how to effectively compromise a
>>PRNG, what are the tradeoffs? Yarrow is simpler/faster than Fortuna?
>Yarrow is an older PRNG algorithm, and Fortuna is (as I understand it)
>generally considered its successor.
Of course, in the crypto world, "newer" and "better" are closer to
antonyms than synonyms. Looking around on the net, I can't find
anything that looks like an analysis of it. I respect the authors
but it would be interesting to see the views of someone else.
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