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From the OpenBSD random(4) man page:
"The arc4random(3) function in userland libraries should be used instead, as it works without the need to access these devices every time."

Theo just had a good talk on this issue here about why /dev/random needs replacing here: http://www.openbsd.org/papers/hackfest2014-arc4random/index.html . There's also a videon on YouTube.

At this point, I should probably have a patch ready sometime towards the middle of the week. I had a conversation with Ted Unangst off list, and think the best place for me to push it would first be a patch to the OpenBSD ports. After the OpenBSD guys review it, I'll then push it here.
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