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Re: /dev/random issue

On Thu, Oct 01, 2020 at 06:11:20PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 01, 2020 at 05:57:12PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > Source                 Bits Type      Flags
> > /dev/random               0 ???  estimate, collect, v
> [..]
> > seed                      0 ???  estimate, collect, v
> No random number generator and you did not seed the machine.

I still firmly believe that the fan sensor, at least, should be
counting bits by default -- there is an obvious, random physical
process (turbulence) involved.

That's not likely to get you enough bits to move forward,

> On another machine with working random number generator (nearly all modernish
> amd64 machines have that) do:
> 	dd if=/dev/random of=/tmp/file bs=32 count=1
> then scp the file over and dd it into /dev/random:
> 	dd if=/tmp/file of=/dev/random bs=32 count=1
> This will be preserved accross reboots, so it is a one-time only fix.
> Martin

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