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Rob Kendrick <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:29:18AM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > Reading from /dev/urandom might be problematic because drains entropy
> > from the whole system.
> Not to mention making non-Linux users sad.

Neither of these is a problem on Mac OS X or FreeBSD :-)

But Windows and some commercial unices need something else.

Places to look for inspiration: Python's os.urandom(); Perl_seed() in
perl's util.c; OpenSSL crypto/rand/rand_*.c; Apache APR misc/*/rand.c.

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