On Wed, 14 May 2008, Colm Buckley wrote:
> 2) A inept bug fix by Debian.
>>> ... by *a Debian contributor*.
What's the difference?
> Debian is one of the largest Free Software projects out there; it's
> not ideal to attribute ineptness to the whole because of this
Everyone's entitled to their brown-paper bag moments. It doesn't seem
from the comments on the bug that it got much in the way of review
though (unless Debian has seperate review areas?). So Debian at least
may have to think about processes...
> attempts sufficiently difficult". Sources like /dev/urandom generally
> make use of entropy sources which are *extremely* difficult to replicate
> or guess at, and as such are almost as good as a true physics-based RNG
> from the point of view of a PKI.
Presuming they've been seeded correctly. Interestingly, one of the
major Linux distros had issues with their LiveCD generating some kind
of duplicate identifier, traced to bad seeding..
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