Why do the sale webpage and python command-line tool produce very differently-sized encseeds?

spraffspraff Member Posts: 15
I have been experimenting with the python command-line utilities by running

git clone https://github.com/ethereum/pyethsaletool
pyethsaletool/pyethsaletool.py genwallet

This consistentlyproduces 129-character encseed values.

I also tried downloading a wallet by clicking "buy ether" on ethereum.org and got a wallet with a 1249-byte encseed.

Why the huge difference? I am now suspicious of the command-line tools!

(Incidentally, shouldn't they also be using something like Crypto.Random rather than os.urandom?)


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