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SubjectRe: Sources of entropy - /dev/random problem for network servers
On Sun, Apr 08, 2001 at 11:46:21PM +0100, Alex Bligh - linux-kernel wrote:
> The following patch fixes eepro100.c - others can be
> patched similarly.

Problem is that it allows someone with sniffer access to your network to
make a pretty good estimate of your random pool. If you search the archives
there was a big discussion about it some months ago. Currently there is no
good solution, except for using add-on hardware that offers randomness
(that can be as simple as a spare sound card with some noise input)

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