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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/14] random: Remove SA_SAMPLE_RANDOM from network drivers
    > > Remove SA_SAMPLE_RANDOM from network drivers
    > > /dev/random wants entropy sources to be both unpredictable and
    > > unobservable. Network devices are neither as they may be directly
    > > observed and controlled by an attacker. Thus SA_SAMPLE_RANDOM is not
    > > appropriate.
    > Besides the other issues discussed, what you are doing is
    > essentially making a headless machine with a quiet disk have
    > next to zero entropy available.

    Consider adding a cheap soundcard to the system and run
    'audio-entropyd': www.vanheusden.com/aed


    Folkert van Heusden

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