OT: How to tell an HTTP client to limit parallel connections?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 22:29:03 CET 2013


On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 8:14 AM, Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:
>> or are your connections blocking for lack of entropy?
>
> Nope. The cyrpto libraries we're using don't do that.  I'm not
> entirely happy with the entropy generation used.  I wish I had more
> sources of "real" randomness, but at least they don't block.
>
>> You might be able to add another source of random bits, or possibly
>> reduce security a bit by allowing less-secure randomness from
>> /dev/urandom.
>
> It's not Unix-like OS, but that's more or less what's happening.

And pop goes another theory. I knew you'd know what I mean by
/dev/urandom, regardless of the name you'd actually reference it by.
Oh well, worth a shot.

ChrisA



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