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From Stas Bekman <s...@stason.org>
Subject Re: how to raise entropy
Date Thu, 23 Dec 2004 00:11:59 GMT
Perrin Harkins wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-12-22 at 18:57 -0500, Stas Bekman wrote:
> 
>>it's read only on my system
> 
> 
> Change it then.  The random(4) manpage on my system shows it being
> written to as root, and if this is a closed system you can probably
> allow another user to do that.

I guess so. I just didn't know that writing to it, supposed to do any 
difference. Stracing registry's startup shows that both are used, but I 
don't know who does those calls.

open("/dev/random", O_RDONLY)           = 3
open("/dev/random", O_RDONLY)           = 3
open("/dev/urandom", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_NOCTTY) = 11


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