[cryptography] Intel RNG
pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Tue Jun 19 05:48:16 EDT 2012
coderman <coderman at gmail.com> writes:
>On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 12:48 AM, Marsh Ray <marsh at extendedsubset.com> wrote:
>> Right, 500 MB/s of random numbers out to be enough for anybody.
>these rates often are not useful. even busy secure web or VPN servers use
>orders of magnitude less.
>initialization of full disk crypto across an SSD RAID could consume it, but
>that's the only "practical" use case i've encountered so far :)
Not even that, you'd just use it to seed AES-CTR and use that for the
a mostly pointless  figure that's provided so you can show that you've
managed to crank your numbers higher than everyone else's, like Benzino
Napaloni and Adenoid Hynkel cranking up their barber chairs.
 I'm hedging my bets here with "mostly", in practice I think it's closer to
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