Integrated crypto

Robert Connolly cendres at videotron.ca
Sat Apr 3 06:09:22 PST 2004


I've added arc4random to ssp and made this patch. Beware its very buggy, and 
may cause applications linked to it to stall (hit return to unstall it). And 
unfortunetly it fixes nothing. The entropy pool still goes empty. The volume 
of the bits pulled from urandom isn't the problem, arc4 can turn 4 urandom 
bytes into 65536 arc4random bytes. The problem is the frequency the bits are 
being used. 4 bytes almost every second from urandom, and that adds up really 
fast. Anyway:
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~robert/new/glibc-2.3.3-arc4-ssp-1.patch




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