Any doc reference on /entropy file ?
bernard at dugas-family.org
Tue Dec 16 20:38:03 UTC 2008
Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>> 2- As / will be mounted read-only, how can i tell the ramdom generator
>> to put this /entropy file somewhere in /var, where i think it should
>> be ? Or is there any tricky hidden problem ?
> man rc.conf seek entropy_file and entropy_dir
Thanks, detail is available in /etc/default/rc.conf :
"entropy_file="/entropy" # Set to NO to disable caching entropy through
# /var/db/entropy-file is preferred if / is not
It means that i can put it in /var when L is read-only. There should be
no problem as the file is choosen in rc.conf, so after /var is mounted.
As this is for diskless station, it would be fun to change the entropy
file through the nfs server RANDOM, even better thant at each boot :-)
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