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Author dstufft
Recipients Colm Buckley, Lukasa, alex, doko, dstufft, larry, lemburg, martin.panter, matejcik, ned.deily, python-dev, rhettinger, skrah, thomas-petazzoni, vstinner, ztane
Date 2016-06-07.12:40:32
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(Basically) nobody should ever use /dev/random (and cryptographers agree!). The thing you want to use is /dev/urandom and the fact that /dev/urandom on Linux doesn't block before the pool is initalized has long been considered by cryptographers to be a fairly large flaw. The ``getrandom()`` calls were added explicitly to allow programs to get the correct behavior out of the system random.

For more information see or The /dev/urandom man page is wrong, and it's wrong for political reasons and because Ted T'so has bad opinions.
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