Bug#381875: loop-AES key generation requires tiresome typing
On (10/10/06 16:33), Rick Thomas wrote:
> On Oct 10, 2006, at 3:39 PM, James Westby wrote:
> >I had a couple of idea while I was typing to generate keys in this
> >fashion. Here they are in no particular order.
> >1) Make a game that involves typing,
> Doesn't aptitude have a minesweeper game built in? Would that work?
at least that is already implemented. I'm not sure how it would fit in
to the d-i scheme.
Also minesweeper seems a little low-intensity. Have you tried the
generation? I created a 128bit key, and that was painful. There is a lot
of entropy needed, and there probably isn't much coming from other
sources or already accumulated. When you generate a GPG key on your
workstation you have a helping hand.
As I said, I'm not sure the idea is workable, but I like it. Perhaps it
could be implemented anyway, so you can drop to VT5 to play a game while
waiting for the long portions of the installer to complete.
If someone can come up with a high intensity game that doesn't require
much entropy itself, then it might be feasible.
James Westby -- GPG Key ID: B577FE13 -- http://jameswestby.net/
seccure key - (3+)k7|M*edCX/.A:n*N!>|&7U.L#9E)Tu)T0>AM - secp256r1/nistp256