Subject: None
To: Daniel Carosone <>
From: Peter Hendrickson <>
List: tech-crypto
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:
> 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!