>To be fair, if the random module depends that badly on getting
>entropy from the mouse it isn't much good for many of our users
>who may not even have a mouse, keyboard or console. (Even when
>using X, personally I use the mouse as little as possible. On some
>of our servers the console is rarely used).

I tend to agree.  Moused is an optional component in FreeBSD, 
thus, we cannot expect that it is always running.

It may be a good source of randomness, but the random module
cannot and should not depend on it so heavily.


>I think the yarrow stuff is probably somewhat more roubust than
>requiring the mouse - as long as there is some source of entropy.
>What other sources does the random device currently use?
>       David.

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