best way to create entropy?

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Fri Oct 12 00:08:00 UTC 2012


On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 5:01 PM, shawn wilson <ag4ve.us at gmail.com> wrote:
> in the past, i've done many different things to create entropy -
> encode videos, watch youtube, tcpdump -vvv > /dev/null, compiled a
> kernel. but, what is best? just whatever gets your cpu to peak or are
> some tasks better than others?

Personally, I've used and recommend this USB stick: http://www.entropykey.co.uk/

Internally, it uses diodes that are reverse-biased just ever so close
to the breakdown voltage such that they randomly flip state back and
forth.

Cheers,
jof



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