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Re: LSH 1.2 works on systems that lack /dev/random?

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: LSH 1.2 works on systems that lack /dev/random?
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 22:20:26 -0700
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On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 09:01:37AM +0200, Niels Mvller wrote:

> > announces LSH 1.2
> > and one of its new features is "an improved randomness generator that works
> > also on systems that lack /dev/random".  Does this mean that we can compile
> > it cleanly on Hurd?
> The new generator tries to run a bunch of programs like netstat,
> vmstat, ps, etc, to seed a generator. (Of course, it also reads
> /dev/urandom, if available). So it depends on how many of those
> programs are available.
> And all this is runtime-issues, any compilation troubles are
> orthogonal to the randomness generator.

I'm just going through old messages - I will add this to the non-US
builder tommorow.

Jeff Bailey

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