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Re: Increasing the size of the available entropy pool for /dev/random in Fedora?



Bruce Keats <brucekeats gmail com> wrote:
>[Too little entropy available in /dev/random]

Use /dev/urandom, or (better yet) seed a "good" RNG (e.g., the one in glibc
or Mersenne twister) and criptographically hash its output if really
needed.

[AFAIR, the random pool is only 512 bytes in size, so it can't contain more
 "entropy" than that]
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