New entropy source proposal.
michaelnottebrock at gmx.net
Tue Mar 8 14:25:26 GMT 2005
On Tuesday, 8. March 2005 00:07, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> [ BTW, thanks, Pawel, this looks like a neat idea, even if it may not be
> useable for all machines... ]
The idea stems from the days when Noiseblasters where the peak of digital
audio for PCs... it's rather sad that now, years later, there's tendencially
worse hardware being used as part of mobo-chipsets and recording noise is
still easier than recording an actual signal. In an ideal world, this idea
wouldn't work. :-\
FWIW, following the general idea of 'static makes good entropy', bktr(4) could
be used as an entropy source as well.
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