On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 02:20:17 -0700
"Ted Mittelstaedt" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
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> > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of RW
> > Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2007 1:56 PM
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> > Subject: Re: /dev/random question
> > That's a poor analogy because they haven't improved /dev/random so
> > it doesn't block, they've taken a /dev/urandom implementation and
> > renamed it. In terms of your analogy they've blocked off the road,
> > diverted everyone onto the highway, and renamed it to main street.
> > Using Yarrow for /dev/random is not an intrinsically bad idea, but
> > it is controversial.
> I really don't see what the issue is here. If you really want a
> /dev/urandom on your system then fine - symlink /dev/random
> to /dev/urandom and be done with it.
My point was that Yarrow is a good choice for /dev/urandom but a
controversial choice for /dev/random, so it would have been nice to
have a choice as to whether /dev/random uses Yarrow or a conventional
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