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[Discuss] How do I add entropy?

On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 4:00 PM, Bill Horne <bill at> wrote:
> 2. Does "doing other things" on the system contribute to the entropy pool? In
> other words, does Linux acquire randomness by monitoring the time between
> keystrokes or mouse movements or similar "normal" events?

Yes. Noise-bits from timing of Mouse, keyboard, and disk access are
likely all to be harvested.

Bill Ricker
bill.n1vux at

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