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Re: [Nmh-workers] Use arc4random_buf() if available

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Use arc4random_buf() if available
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:16:12 -0500

Pascal wrote:

> rand()/srand() are not cryptographically secure PRNGs.  Some systems
> have the much better suited arc4random() family of functions; there's no
> reason to not use it if it is available.  Make m_rand() just a wrapper
> around arc4random_buf() in that case.  (There's no need to ever seed it
> manually.)
> As a bonus, silences some warnings on OpenBSD.

Verified that configure picks arc4random() on OpenBSD and

Test suite passes on all platforms.

Patch committed.

Thank you!


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