best way to create entropy?
mysidia at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 00:20:02 UTC 2012
On 10/11/12, 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
You are referring to the entropy pool used for /dev/random and
crypto operations ?
You could setup a video capture card or radio tuner card, tune it into
a good noise source, and arrange for the bit stream to get written
Because anything written to /dev/random gets mixed in / XOR'ed
into the entropy pool
> some tasks better than others?
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