Collecting entropy?
Thu, 30 Mar 2000 21:57:15 -0800

Speaking of which: Has anyone got experience using some hardware based
entropy sources?  I.e., I've heard of ISA/PCI cards which use
variations in wind currents/radio traffic/etc. to produce a plethera
of random data.  This could be useful to a server which depends on
lots of random data (like a box which encrypts a lot of web pages,
provides VPN, etc.).  Any Linux supported devices?  Would anyone like
to help me design/make one to market and sell? =')


On Fri, Mar 31, 2000 at 02:06:19PM +0000, Darren Cook wrote:

> At 22:51 00/03/30 -0600, Marius Strom wrote:
> >BSD machine:
> >in /etc/defaults/rc.conf, set rand_irqs="<some irq's that are actually
> >used>"
> >
> >It defaults to keyboard controller, IIRC, which is not helpful on a
> >headless terminal.
> >
> >I use the IRQ of my disk controller, then run a find / creates wonderful
> >entropy. =]
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