[openssl-project] Entropy seeding the DRBG

Richard Levitte levitte at openssl.org
Mon Apr 30 13:26:09 UTC 2018

In message <20180430131000.GA25216 at roeckx.be> on Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:10:01 +0200, Kurt Roeckx <kurt at roeckx.be> said:

kurt> The comment about not hashing it is if you want to use the tool to
kurt> do entropy estimation. Hashing it will not increase the entropy,
kurt> but the estimation will be totally wrong.
kurt> Passing the hashed data to the drbg as entropy input is fine if
kurt> you already know how much entropy that it contains.

Thanks, that's what I suspected.  Ok, on to the next step

Richard Levitte         levitte at openssl.org
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