[talk] FreeBSD RNG issue on -current only

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Tue Feb 17 15:02:56 EST 2015

Mark Saad:
> On 02/17/15 13:28, Brian Callahan wrote:
>> Just in case anyone is running a recent FreeBSD -current:
>> https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2015-February/054581.html
> They also had to create keys in that said version. This also doesn't not
> effect any release.

Yes, it's current and all, and that should be made clear, but
nevertheless it's disturbing.

Isn't there some automated way to check and recheck entropy from output,
instead of solely relying on the code?  Obviously, it couldn't find
highly unlikely collisions, etc., but at least discover the most ugly
instances?  Yes.. probably would require a lot of CPU...


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