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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] Allow net devices to contribute to /dev/random
Date (David Wagner) writes:

> Incrementing the entropy counter based on externally observable
> values is dangerous.

How do you want to collect any entropy with such a requirement in
place? Computers tend to send out a lot of information on the air.

BTW, I still think that the entropy estimate for mouse movements is
much too high. And the compression function used probably doesn't
have the intended property.

Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
University of Stuttgart
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