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Re: cryptsetup problem

On Sun, 08 Jun 2014, Bzzz wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Jun 2014 10:03:59 +1000
> Andrew McGlashan <andrew.mcglashan@affinityvision.com.au> wrote:
> > What if the installer would just pull in some live video stream(s)
> > such as YouTube, IPTV or even just live radio stations all via the
> > Internet, would that help?
> No, because the RNG sampling is rare, so you need
> some time to fill the random bucket.

Writing to /dev/random or /dev/urandom reseeds the RNG immediately, but with
zero entropy credit.

If you need entropy credit (to unblock /dev/random), you have to use
something like rng-tools, as it requires an ioctl.

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