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    SubjectRe: Why does reading from /dev/urandom deplete entropy so much?
    On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 04:55:02PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > cryptographically strong stream it'll provide when /dev/random is
    > > tapped? In principle, this'd leave more entropy available for
    > > applications that really need it, especially on platforms that don't
    > > generate a lot of entropy in the first place (servers).
    >
    >
    > As reported about a month ago, the evidence is that the /dev/random
    > stream is not cryptographically strong. Collecting uuids generated from
    > the kernel uuid random generator from the random generator in the kernel
    > shows abnormal patterns of duplicates.

    Pointer, please.

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