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SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 06:43:49PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
> Consider what an RNG does: spews garbage.
>
> In practical applications, you -do not- want to dedicate the machine to
> spewing garbage. The vast majority of users would prefer to use their
> machines for real stuff. Thus, "extreme RNG consumption" is largely
> irrelevant to sane usage.

I have clients who run online Casinos. So spewing lots of reliable garbage
is a good thing. That's why they chose Fortuna. Bad random data input is
not a factor as long as there is enough trustwothy random data coming in.

JLC
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