Subject: feeding rnd entropy
To: Peter Hendrickson <>
From: Daniel Carosone <>
List: tech-crypto
Date: 08/23/2003 09:41:56
On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 08:15:27PM -0000, Peter Hendrickson wrote:
> 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.

Please do!