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Re: building /dev/hwrng version of APR

From: gmu 2k6 <gmu2006_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-25 21:16:39 CEST

On 7/25/06, Andres Freund <andres@anarazel.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Tuesday 25 July 2006 20:28, gmu 2k6 wrote:
> > > > what do you guys think about re-building APR to use use /dev/hwrng
> > > > instead of urandom or random (it's the default IIRC)?
> > > I dont think that that makes much sense. You should use something like
> > > rngd from rng-utils that tests the random data and feeds it back into the
> > > kernel.
> > and it makes it available then via urandom or random? I guess it's random.
> Well, you can really seperate that. They are both fed from the same entropy
> pool. Which is fed from the rngd. The difference is just that urandom just
> gets seeded from the entropy pool and doesnt block on an empty pool.

well thanks for the help, I've installed rng-tools in Debian Etch and
it is meant to use /dev/hwrng which is existent. nice, I love it.

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