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question about entropy

Question asked by on Jan 30, 2012

Something I haven't really seen any talk about on here is entropy and what are some of your recommendations for getting high quality entropy on a linux /dev/random capable server.


I've been considering getting a simtec entropy key however I've heard a number of people talk about how they've experienced reboots and kernel panics due to various usb cdc and user-land driver bugs.


Also, I was wondering for an apache based webserver which randomseed options do you recommend using?


I know that the sample apache config file shows /dev/urandom 512 while their docs show /dev/urandom 1024 for some examples.