[cryptography] on using RDRAND [was: Entropy improvement: haveged + rngd together?]

coderman coderman at gmail.com
Fri Nov 29 21:49:40 EST 2013


On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM, coderman <coderman at gmail.com> wrote:
> ... disable direct kernel support and feed only
> /dev/random with RDSEED. then use a userspace rngd as discussed

correction:
this should be /dev/hw_random for use with an rngd.  (or
/dev/hwrandom, or /dev/hw-random, or ...)

RDRAND directly consumed by or xor'd with kernel or userspace entropy
would thus be avoided.


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