To: Daniel Carosone <email@example.com>
From: Peter Hendrickson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/22/2003 20:15:27
Daniel Carosone wrote:
>On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 09:23:43PM -0000, Peter Hendrickson wrote:
>> I have some code which implements an entropy monitoring daemon. When
>> your entropy pool runs low, it frobs the disk until the level is
>> restored: http://www.wiredyne.com/software/bitstir.html
> Without actually having looked at it yet, this is useful.
Just to plug the product a little, I've been running it for some time
and it's worked fairly well. It's smart about stopping as soon as the
entropy pool is restored. I find it runs maybe a couple of times a
day for less than a minute each time.
It's still a little raw, but if there's sufficient interest I'll
polish it up and make a package out of it.
> Many other things can help, especially as you (root) can write to
> /dev/random to stir more data into the pool from userspace sources.
What a good idea!