[cryptography] [liberationtech] Random number generator, failure in Rasperri Pis?

Peter Bowen pzbowen at gmail.com
Sat Jul 20 02:57:48 EDT 2013


On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM, Yaron Sheffer <yaronf at porticor.com> wrote:
> A few months ago I posted a query to the Amazon Web Services (the
> largest public cloud, running on Xen) forum on whether they're using libvirt
> for this purpose, and it was never answered. Does anybody around here have a
> clue?

Amazon EC2 does not support virtio-rng today.  Finding good sources of
entropy in a virtual machine is always hard, so solutions like
virtio-rng and Intel's RDRAND instruction can be very useful.

Thanks,
Peter


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