[cryptography] Quality of HAVEGE algorithm for entropy?

coderman coderman at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 18:46:34 EST 2013


On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
<lists at infosecurity.ch> wrote:
> ...
> i found such a very nice piece of software that's said to provide added
> entropy using HAVEGE algorithm:
> http://www.issihosts.com/haveged/
> http://www.irisa.fr/caps/projects/hipsor/
>
> Any opinion on the usefulness of that kind of tool as an additional
> entropy source for crypto operations on a Linux system?


do it yesterday!  i have been using this (haveged) for many years, in
addition to physical entropy sources, and it is very much a useful
addition to host entropy sources.

best regards,


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