Forum: Ruby-core SecureRandom should try /dev/urandom first

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on 2014-02-27 03:19
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Issue #9569 has been updated by Akira Tanaka.


I said "/dev/urandom usage in securerandom.rb is not a good way."
already.
It means securerandom.rb will consume too much entoropy if /dev/urandom
is used directry.

It is not a big problem because most users use OpenSSL.
Also, we can say "Please install OpenSSL" if someone complain about the
entoropy consumption.

Your proposal breaks this strategy.


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Feature #9569: SecureRandom should try /dev/urandom first
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/9569#change-45498

* Author: Corey Csuhta
* Status: Rejected
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee:
* Category: lib
* Target version: current: 2.2.0
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