[xmlsec] RAND_seed() redux

Aleksey Sanin aleksey at aleksey.com
Tue Feb 4 13:10:55 PST 2003

Actually, the answer is "yes" and "no". It depends on the OpenSSL version
you are using. I would suggest to check OpenSSL mailing list. There was 
a long
discussion about this several months ago.


Jesse Pelton wrote:

>Thanks for your quick response.
>A brief xmlsec debugging session revealed that RAND_status() will call down
>to RAND_poll() if necessary. On my platform (Windows), RAND_poll() does a
>better job of collecting random data than the approach I'd been considering.
>I think that I'd be best served by just calling RAND_status() and giving up
>if it fails. If it can't seed, the system is probably in dire straits
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