[openssl-project] Entropy seeding the DRBG

Richard Levitte levitte at openssl.org
Tue Apr 24 05:20:42 UTC 2018

Like I think I mentioned a few days ago, I'm currently on a conference. I'll take this up in more depth later this week.

I have a question, though... Kurt said at some point that all that was needed on the VMS side was to collect data, the rest can be done elsewhere (thankfully). However, I don't really understand what the collected data is supposed to be. Just the same stream of bytes that I would feed the entropy acquisition, or something else? Is the time delta between samples a factor in this?


Paul Dale <paul.dale at oracle.com> skrev: (24 april 2018 00:31:39 CEST)
>I can possibly provide some input having done similar for a number of
>platforms and written faster but equivalent entropy assessment code to
>NIST's (for the second draft of SP 800-90B rather than the final
>I'm not knowledgeable about VMS though.
>We could discuss further at ICMC if you're in the area.

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