[Mono-devel-list] /dev/random replacement?

Bernie Solomon bernard at ugsolutions.com
Mon Dec 15 16:26:43 EST 2003

In my work on HPUX I have now got to the stage where the lack of /dev/random
is a problem because System.Web.SessionState.SessionId uses the crypto
random number generator which relies on this device which this version of
HPUX does not have (11.00). I'm wondering what the best way of handling this
is. There seem to be various daemons available (egd & prngd are a couple
I've found) but ideally I'd like something that doesn't need a daemon set up
on a machine at all (i.e. just library based). I realize this may not
necessarily be fully cryptographically secure but for my use something that
works in practice is good enough for me. Or maybe this needs to be some sort
of configure option as to how secure you want things.

I'm not an expert in this so was wondering if anyone had recommendations on
what to do. I'll do the necessary implementation if I can.


Bernie Solomon

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