[cryptography] /dev/random is not robust
coderman at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 21:07:57 EDT 2013
On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 5:35 PM, <dj at deadhat.com> wrote:
"...it remains unclear if these attacks lead to actual exploitable
in my mtrngd for XSTORE i not only fed /dev/random when it became
write-able (entropy less than full) but also fed it at regular
intervals, specifically to keep the pool fresh.
in the standard rng-tools rngd, you specify this parameter with the
"Interval written to random-device when the entropy pool is full, in
seconds (default: 60)"
i am pleased to see this made it into the stock rngd source!
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