[openssl-project] Entropy seeding the DRBG

Kurt Roeckx kurt at roeckx.be
Sat Apr 7 17:45:28 UTC 2018

On Sat, Apr 07, 2018 at 07:00:21PM +0200, Richard Levitte wrote:
> In message <20180407160031.GB12191 at roeckx.be> on Sat, 7 Apr 2018 18:00:32 +0200, Kurt Roeckx <kurt at roeckx.be> said:
> kurt> On Sat, Apr 07, 2018 at 04:58:06PM +0200, Richard Levitte wrote:
> kurt> > > Can I suggest you try something like
> kurt> > > https://github.com/usnistgov/SP800-90B_EntropyAssessment to at least
> kurt> > > get an idea? You would need to sample 1 variable and feed that into
> kurt> > > it.
> kurt> > 
> kurt> > And yeah, sure, especially if all it takes is to produce a stream of
> kurt> > bits from a source and feed that to the assessment program.  As long
> kurt> > as I don't have to port a C++11 program to VMS, 'cause unfortunately,
> kurt> > the existing C++ compiler hasn't had a real update for quite a while
> kurt> > :-/ (I'm sure that VSI is quite busy updating all they can, but they
> kurt> > haven't let anything out yet)
> kurt> 
> kurt> You only need to generate the bits on VMS, you can run the tool on
> kurt> some other machine.
> Cool.
> kurt> If you have such a program that collects the bits, I would like
> kurt> to review it. I would also like to test something like that over
> kurt> a range of machines it's expected to run on.
> Errrrrrr....  I have no idea what you're talking about.  I know of no
> other operating system that provides the system services VMS does, so
> I wonder how you expect to run the program gathering those data on
> anything other than VMS.

I mean multiple VMS machines on different processors / hardware.


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