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Re: Testing 1.3.x on really old box

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2006-03-17 22:29:13 CET

Jani Averbach wrote:
> If your system has a hardware based random source, use that
> (CONFIG_HW_RANDOM) and install rngd which feeds randomness from
> hw_random to random.

That's a server that doesn't get any hand's on use. When I wiggled the
mouse and typed something, the entropy went up to 2 (wow!). I found an
old sound card and threw that in and suddenly I have randomness to spare
(entropy == 3000)!

Is this a significant enough limitation that I should write up a FAQ entry?


John Peacock
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