[openssl-project] Entropy seeding the DRBG

Kurt Roeckx kurt at roeckx.be
Mon Apr 9 17:12:41 UTC 2018

On Sat, Apr 07, 2018 at 07:00:21PM +0200, Richard Levitte wrote:
> kurt> I wonder if it's useful to have a thread of VMS that collects
> kurt> such bits all the time, like the kernel is doing.
> I was pondering something like that, and it does make sense.  That, or
> creating a generic device driver (RND0:) that works a bit like the
> random driver on Linux, or perhaps the one from OpenBSD...

So one problem with OpenSSL doing this is that it's probably going
to take a while (in the order of seconds to minutes) before it's
ready, and I think you want to avoid that each time an application
using openssl starts. So a system service would be much better.


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