Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc/sys/dev/ic
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/09/2001 16:21:54
gabriel rosenkoetter <> writes:

> Michael Graff's situation, on a fully private network, is different,
> provided he trusts everyone who uses that network. Are we wrong to
> presume that his situation is the exception rather than the norm?

I know it's the exception.  :)

One more point to make.  It seems that, from a mostly layman's point
of view, that stirring a pool where an outside attacker knows nothing
or extremely little of the internal state isn't a bad thing to do.

I tend to run all my network interfaces with the "stir in the entropy,
but don't estimate how much was collected" mode.

I really think putting stronger language in the man page is the right
solution here...