/dev/random and entropy pool

Arjan van de Ven arjanv at redhat.com
Tue Apr 2 03:03:01 CST 2002


Michael E Brown wrote:
> 
> Intel i810 driver would be nice, but... we don't have i810 chipsets in any
> of our servers :-(
> 
> If you are into running your own compiled kernels, there is a patch
> for net devices to contribute their IRQ randomness to the pool.
> http://www.tech9.net/rml/linux/ (about halfway down.)

the problem with this is that it gives an outside party influence on the
entropy pool.. 
might as well use /dev/urandom then...




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