best way to create entropy?

shawn wilson ag4ve.us at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 04:05:22 UTC 2012


On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> 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/
>
>

not sure how much others care about server entropy in general.
however, after reading this:
http://strugglers.net/~andy/blog/2010/06/06/adventures-in-entropy-part-1/
i'm basically sold on that entropykey. $30 for a entropy through
electron tunneling with tons of failsafes.... wow. i might just have
to get two so i can nail the other to a frame, hang it on a wall and
geek out every now and again :)



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