new ssp patch sysctl-erandom (was Re: book)

Archaic archaic at
Tue Apr 20 20:16:03 PDT 2004

On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 06:25:46PM -0400, Robert Connolly wrote:
> All my initial testing of the new sysctl-erandom interface are good. It works. 
> I left a few loose ends in the book, I want to get blowfish passwords in, and 
> after I plan to integrate sysctl-erandom into mkstemp (lfs-utils). Anyone 
> know where else this can be used? Aswell, I want sysctl interfaces for 
> urandom and random so crypto can use this facility too.

If we start making everything use the same source, will the data pool
run too low?


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