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Re: Waiting for Randot (or: nia and maya were right and I was wrong)
On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 11:07:12AM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 09:25:41AM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > > If a machine doesn't have any unpredictable inputs, well, there's no
> > > magic we can do -- you can copy a seed over from another machine (on a
> > Yes. I just want to make sure this will remain an option. For this to
> > work the machine has to come up multiuser with working network ...
> The (currently disabled) code in sysinst offers to fetch it via network just
> like it fetches sets.
Can we create a random stream for all such situations instead of a file? Say
open a TCP/IP connection to some NetBSD server that spits out a X number of
random bytes by its random generator and then closes the stream? Each opening
will then have real random bytes and provide an unique seed for each RNG
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