Re: new /dev/random

From: David Wagner (
Date: 10/08/04

Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 07:41:15 +0000 (UTC)

Bill Unruh wrote:
>As it is doing man random gives random(), a
>"a non-linear additive feedback random number generator"
>That sounds to me a far far worse choice than anything having to do with
>Ie, that man page should be altered to state that this is cryptographically
>useless function and point people to /dev/(u)random

Good point. I hadn't noticed that.