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Re: New function: secure-random-bytes

From: Leo Liu
Subject: Re: New function: secure-random-bytes
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:26:10 +0800
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Hi Paul,

On 2011-06-25 01:33 +0800, Paul Eggert wrote:
> I suggest using ISAAC-64, which is what coreutils' random-bytes
> generators use by default.  (Coreutils originally defaulted to
> /dev/urandom, but users complained because that was too slow.)
> On my list of things to do is to gnulib-ize the coreutils
> ISAAC-64 and random-bytes generators, and I can do that if
> there's interest.

>From that discussion (almost two years ago) there was clearly interest
in having a strongly random source. The solution you proposed looks
excellent. Are there any progress on this matter? Thanks.


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