[cryptography] urandom vs random

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Mon Aug 19 11:50:52 EDT 2013


Aaron Toponce <aaron.toponce at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 05:07:49PM -0700, coderman wrote:
>> i am surprised this has not surfaced more often in this thread:
>>  if you need good entropy: use a hardware entropy generator!
>
> It's a shame http://entropykey.co.uk is no longer in business. ...
>
> At any event, I'm in agreeance: hardware true random number generators...

Yes, & there is software to turn a sound device into one:
http://www.av8n.com/turbid/paper/turbid.htm

A sound device is available on many server boards and often
unused, or you can add one in a slot or USB on others,


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