In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, "Louis A. Mamakos" writ

>In fact, it would be rather interesting to have a configuration flag which
>always forces something like an fsck on a file system in order to provide
>some entropy to the random device.  Or some other user-exposed way of
>providing entropy.  I might have some data on disk, or some network
>operations which can be performed to help seed the entropy pool.

What we really need is this:

        fetch -o > /dev/random

with a bunch of volounteers providing random bits to people in need.

I have thought about adding a entropy server to my array of weird
servers in my lab.  Something like a Geiger counter and a smokedetector
could do wonders.

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