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Re: cprng sysctl: WARNING pseudorandom rekeying.

On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 06:33:59AM +0700, Robert Elz wrote:
>   | That's more serious, then.  That means something on your system is pulling
>   | a comparatively huge number of bits from the general-purpose kernel RNG
>   | instance, and nothing's putting enough bits into the pool to rekey it.
> I do do a fair amount of ssh'ing (not unusual for a dozen xterms all to have
> ssh clients running in them, and some of them stop and restart moderately
> frequently - stupid NAT in the path that keeps screwing up).  Unless a

No, the cprng named "kernel" is used _inside_ the kernel.  It shouldn't
be depleted by use of ssh.


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