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[ale] what's the difference between
- Subject: [ale] what's the difference between
- From: ale at sixit.com (Robert Reese~)
- Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 14:07:26 -0500
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
> /dev/random and /dev/urandom?
> /dev/random is very slow and on a newly installed machine `cat
> /dev/random` does little. Same machine `cat /dev/urandom` fills the
> screen quickly.
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urandom urandom is a less-secure
version of random.
> Is there a way to "add entropy" to get /dev/random to fill quicker?
Check out http://egd.sourceforge.net/ as an alternative.