rogelio at smsglobal.net
Fri Apr 9 07:29:55 PDT 2004
On 2004-04-09 22:14:56 +0800 Ian Molton <spyro at f2s.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 09 Apr 2004 20:04:25 +0800
> Rogelio Serrano <rogelio at smsglobal.net> wrote:
>>> why should it? they are both quartz crystals in a >
>>> controlled > environment...
>> We can extract some entropy out of it then. Unless its used
>> in a controlled
>> temperature environment.
> indeed. (besides, temperature controlled evvironment in this
> case would
> mean encasing the crystal in a 'mini oven', not just a server
> room with
> air con...)
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Thats a practical source of entropy then.
I can try writing a short program to do that. Just a loop that
increments a counter and an alarm. When the alarm fires return
the number in the loop. Then maybe run the data through gzip
then feed to urandom. Or whatever prng.
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