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Re: [Monotone-devel] fatal: Botan::PRNG_Unseeded

From: Timothy Brownawell
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] fatal: Botan::PRNG_Unseeded
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 06:52:12 -0500

On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 07:38 -0400, Stephen Leake wrote:
> What else are random numbers used for? As I understand it, signing
> does not use random numbers, but maybe I'm confused.

They're used during netsync (mk_nonce()), but I think that goes away if
you use --no-transport-auth like ssh:// sync does.

They're also used to generate epochs during an upgrade that required you
to rebuild history, but that's not an everyday event.

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