[cryptography] urandom vs random

shawn wilson ag4ve.us at gmail.com
Mon Aug 19 10:36:19 EDT 2013


They're also not super good. They barely keep up with my ssh traffic and it
took ages to create a key for whatever Arch wanted (don't recall what).


On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 10:21 AM, Harald Hanche-Olsen
<hanche at math.ntnu.no>wrote:

> [Aaron Toponce <aaron.toponce at gmail.com> (2013-08-19 13:20:45 UTC)]
>
> > I'm currently working on a program to feed the random data found
> > from an RTL-SDR dongle into the entropy pool. Then just tune to an
> > empty frequency, and let atmospheric noise rule.
>
> The raspberry pi supposedly has a hardware RNG built in.
> Perhaps one could be used as a random data "dongle"?
> It's not like they're super expensive.
>
>
> http://scruss.com/blog/2013/06/07/well-that-was-unexpected-the-raspberry-pis-hardware-random-number-generator/
>
> - Harald
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