entropy sources

Chris Buxton cbuxton at menandmice.com
Fri Jul 11 16:13:49 PDT 2008


What sources of entropy can we give to an HLFS system? I'm concerned  
about /dev/random in a headless, diskless appliance. Obviously, we  
have /dev/{u,f,e}random for most day-to-day operations, but for some  
applications, /dev/random is needed. For example, when generating ssh  
keys, and also when creating other high-security keys like DNSSEC keys.

Chris Buxton
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