Integrated crypto

Rogelio Serrano rogelio at smsglobal.net
Fri Apr 9 08:10:11 PDT 2004


On 2004-04-09 22:50:20 +0800 Ian Molton <spyro at f2s.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 22:29:55 +0800
> Rogelio Serrano <rogelio at smsglobal.net> wrote:
> 
>> Then maybe run the data through gzip
> 
> why? if the data is considered random to begin with it isnt 
> going to be
> improved by fiddling with it.
> 
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There is only a few bits of entropy in there. it has to 
accumulated. and compression is good way to do that. i saw demo 
program on an ibm XT a long time ago and it was good. it took a 
  long time to gather enough entropy to seed a prng but now it 
should be much faster.




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