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daw@cs.berkeley.edu (David Wagner) writes:

> Well, if you want to talk about really high-value keys like the scenarios
> you mention, you probably shouldn't be using /dev/random, either; you
> should be using a hardware security module with a built-in FIPS certified
> hardware random number source.

Is there such a thing? "Annex C: Approved Random Number
Generators for FIPS PUB 140-2, Security Requirements for
Cryptographic Modules", or at least the version of it I was able
to find with Google in a few seconds, simply states:

There are no FIPS Approved nondeterministic random number
generators.
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