> > What about saving the state of the RNG and re-reading it on bootup?  That
> > will allow Yarrow to continue right where it left off. :-)
> That's a bad thing. You don't want someone to be able to examine the exact
> PRNG state at next boot by looking at your hard disk after the machine has
> shut down.

It is a Yarrow-mandated procedure. Please read the Yarrow paper.

If they can do that, they have either the console (==root) or they have
root. Either way, who cares what they know about your machine, they have
the whole darn thing :-O.

Mark Murray
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