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    SubjectRe: Why does reading from /dev/urandom deplete entropy so much?
    On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 08:33:20AM -0500, Theodore Tso wrote:
    > BTW, note that it would be a polite thing for GnuTLS when it is
    > encrpyting data, which represents information which might not be
    > available to an adversary, and SHA1 hash it (out of paranoia) and feed
    > it to /dev/random.
    > This won't give any "credits" to the random entropy counter, but to
    > the extent that is information that isn't available to the adversary,
    > it adds additional uncertainty to the random pool.

    I have filed this as

    Thanks for suggesting.


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