>>>>> "JHC" == James H Cloos <email@example.com> writes:
JHC> If anyone writes this, note that you should really only use
JHC> /dev/random for a seed.
I don't agree. You should use it when you need a really random value and
you're willing to take the hit. If you want to generate lots of numbers
quickly then you should use it as a seed. If you want to generate a small
set of very random numbers rarely (as in Majordomo's case), you should use
Besides, I thought that when the entropy pool was exhausted, current
versions just returned slightly less random data instead of blocking.
OXymoron would probably know more; he was the initial advocate of using
/dev/random on Linux to generate tokens. I argued against it for reasons
of system dependency, but if someone wrote a transparent module...