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Re: no entropy?

On Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 05:52:08PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 04:06:12PM +0100, Patrick Welche wrote:
> > I just upgraded to ancient boxen to -current/amd64. One has its 256 bits,
> > the other has none?! I have tried playing spot the difference but
> > haven't spotted anything:
> Both machines do not have a proper hardware random number generator.
> One of them has been seeded before and saved the entropy
> in /var/db/entropy-file.
> On the one that has not, you can manually do it by writing 32 random
> bytes to /dev/random with dd(1), eg. after extracting them from some
> machine with newer cpu (and hardware random number support) or from 
> the properly seeded machine by reading 32bytes from /dev/urandom.

              256 bits currently stored in pool (max 256)

Thanks, it's happier now!


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