[openssl-users] Doubt about OpenSSL library initialization in an HTTP client application

silvioprog silvioprog at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 18:24:23 UTC 2016

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 3:04 PM, Salz, Rich <rsalz at akamai.com> wrote:

> > "In short, I just replaced the RAND_screen() call to the RAND_poll(),
> generated a random buffer using RAND_bytes() (based on
> https://wiki.openssl.org/index.php/Random_Numbers#Software) seeding it
> via RAND_add()"
> You fed RAND_bytes output back into RAND_add?  That's silly.

Yes. Is it unnecessary? My steps are:

- RAND_scree()
+ RAND_poll()
+ RAND_bytes(buf, 128);
+ RAND_add(buf, length(buf), length(buf));

(I noticed I sent wrong patch, the correct one declare the RAND_bytes func
^^' )

Silvio Clécio
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