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Thu Sep 13 09:31:59 PDT 2007
On Thu, 13 Sep 2007 17:36:30 +0200
Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 04:56:26PM +0200, Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Could someone on the list point me to a document that explains the
> > functionality of /dev/random in FreeBSD in a little more depth than
> > the man page? In other OS's I've looked at random and urandom are
> > different, here it's a symlink (talking about RELENG-6 onwards).
> FreeBSD uses the yarrow algorithm, as mentioned in random(4). See
Yarrow is reseeded with interrupt entropy, and is supposedly good
enough not to require the amount of entropy to be tracked.
So /dev/random need not block, and there's no need for a separate
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