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[ale] what's the difference between
Hmm. will look at this as a long-term solution. The fun part is it's ONLY on
the 64 bit machines. All of my lab boxes went live at the same time with
nearly identical packages. Only the 64 bit Xeons are entropy starved.
On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Robert Reese~ <ale at sixit.com> wrote:
> > /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.
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James P. Kinney III
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