entropy sources

Robert Connolly robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Jul 11 17:32:07 PDT 2008


On Friday July 11 2008 07:13:49 pm Chris Buxton wrote:
> 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
> Professional Services
> Men & Mice

There's an entropy.txt hint I wrote with a few daemon packages to get entropy 
from various hardware devices.

robert
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