excessive usage of /dev/random?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Fri May 1 20:40:32 CEST 2015

> I'd suggest looking into Yarrow or Fortuna, which are CSPRNG
> algorithms intended to be suitable for generating crypto keys.

Yarrow's troublesome to implement, in that it requires accurate
estimates of available entropy pools and how they refresh.  Fortuna has
a simpler design.  The Yarrow authors recommend using Fortuna, and one
of them has declared Yarrow will no longer receive support or updates.

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