[Mono-devel-list] /dev/random replacement?
jeremiah at facility9.com
Tue Dec 16 08:41:28 EST 2003
You might want to look into this: http://www.software.hp.com/cgi-bin/swdepot_parser.cgi/cgi/displayProductInfo.pl?productNumber=KRNG11I
I don't know if you have the ability to install it or not, but it is the HP 'official' workaround.
There is also a freshmeat.net project for /dev/random on HP-UX which can be found here:
From: mono-devel-list-admin at lists.ximian.com on behalf of Bernie Solomon
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Subject: [Mono-devel-list] /dev/random replacement?
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.
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