[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] adding rng-tools to extra?
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Mon Jun 4 11:17:36 EDT 2012
On Tue, 5 Jun 2012 00:01:08 +1000
Gaetan Bisson wrote:
> Quite the contrary: if you have one weak source, it'll make the kernel
> believe it has more entropy that it actually has, while other sources,
> seeing as you've filled your entropy pool, won't contribute to it,
> leaving you with the fake entropy.
> Better a single good source than one bad and many good ones. Or guess
> what kind of problem you'll run into...
I suggest you look into OpenBSDs methods that use many sources. No one
mentioned weak sources. Note: they weren't too impressed with haveged.
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