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From Bojan Smojver <bo...@rexursive.com>
Subject Re: PR #44881
Date Fri, 02 May 2008 00:08:16 GMT
On Fri, 2008-05-02 at 02:56 +0300, Lucian Adrian Grijincu wrote:

> 1. Some function in APR's uuid generator falls back to rand(3) if
> apr_generate_random_bytes returns an error. ...
> 2. E2fsprogs on which other major open source UUID generators are
> supposed to be based on (at least according to
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UUID) tries to open /dev/urandom first
> and /dev/random second. I don't know if posting the code snniplet here
> is apropiate (licensing reasons).

I was also under the impression that /dev/urandom is good enough for
most stuff and is generally used for things like this these days
(especially because /dev/random blocks). But, I'm not a crypto guy, so
I'll defer all that to someone that has better knowledge of the issues
involved.

-- 
Bojan


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