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

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] fatal: Botan::PRNG_Unseeded
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 23:48:09 -0400
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Timothy Brownawell <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Yes, that's right (I recently read that part of the code in detail, as
part of trying to fix ssh:// on Win32).

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


We'd like to make monotone fully functional on Lynx, but even
minimally functional would be better than CVS :).

-- Stephe

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