In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
om>, Wesley Morgan writes:
>On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> I don't really care that much how good my random bits are right after
>> boot, but I do care about my machine coming up quickly.
>I don't know about that, look at your boot logs:
>Oct 26 17:32:19 catalyst /boot/kernel/kernel: Copyright (c) 1992-2000 The FreeBSD
>Oct 26 17:32:19 catalyst /boot/kernel/kernel: Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986,
>1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
>Oct 26 17:32:23 catalyst sshd: Generating 768 bit RSA key.
>Oct 26 17:32:23 catalyst sshd: RSA key generation complete.
>Those times aren't correct I'm sure, but if I can't get enough entropy for
>a 768 bit key _very soon_ after boot, we could have a problem.
>Somehow, I think everyone should care about that.
You know, I think this thing is being blown out of proportion.
WAY out of proportion.
Yes, there are systems which the administrator will want to set to
but for all the machines I have behind firewalls I would like to have
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