best way to create entropy?

Dan White dwhite at olp.net
Fri Oct 12 03:54:53 UTC 2012


On 10/11/12 17:08 -0700, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
>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.

+1.

-- 
Dan White



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