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Re: gpg can't get random/entropy

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:49:56AM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> Yes -- you don't want to get into the situation in which the only, or
> almost the only, source of entropy is visible to the attacker.  It makes
> iterative guessing attacks easier.

I noticed that acpitz(4) now collects entropy too. Are there any general
guidelines about which sensor-like drivers are suitable for this task and/or
should more of these be refactored to support rnd(9)?

- Jukka.

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