best way to create entropy?

Aaron Toponce aaron.toponce at
Tue Oct 16 22:56:36 UTC 2012

On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 11:11:20PM +0100, Jasper Wallace wrote:
> and with ekeyd-egd-linux you can distribute the entropy from an entropykey 
> over the net - great for giving vm some randomness.

You would then be interested in Server I setup just a
week or so ago doing this very thing. However, if using a server's random
data, it's important you mix it into your /dev/random device, rather than
using the data directly. After all, how can you trust the admin, that he's
not keeping track of which client is receiving which data?

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