Integrated crypto

Adrian Fisher mobiletiw at fishersinter.net
Wed Mar 31 00:52:43 PST 2004


For diskless machines it should be able to get a seed value derived from 
the unix time and the temperature of the processor because most modern 
systems are able to show you the temperature through BIOS so it should 
be possible to access this via Linux without the need for a disk.

Ade.

Ian Molton wrote:

>On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 13:04:01 +1000
>Ryan.Oliver at pha.com.au wrote:
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>>>>Why not use the gameport, you score 4 A/D's...
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>>>the gameport has precisely 0 A-Ds.
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>>So how exactly do you get an 8bit value for each of the 4 axis
>>when fed a 0-5V analog input?
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>its a hack. it counts pulses from an oscillator whose frequency is
>controlled by the resistors. after a certain period the pulse count is
>read and reset to 0.
>
>the BBC micro with its 'analogue port' actually had lower latency than
>the PC gameport.
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