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From "Philippe M. Chiasson" <go...@ectoplasm.org>
Subject Re: how to raise entropy
Date Thu, 23 Dec 2004 01:13:48 GMT
Just tested http://www.vanheusden.com/aed/ on my box, and it feeds random data
into the pool from your audio speakers quite decently.

Turns out that you can't just write() to /dev/random, you have to be a bit
fancier than that to feed entropy back in.

Would make a nice CPAN module at some point. But for me, running that deamon
on a system with an audio card and no console improved the performance of /dev/random
dramatically.

Worth giving it a shot stas!

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