Re: /dev/random -- can I enlarge the `randomness stock'?

From: Igmar Palsenberg (
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 17:56:53 EST

> What if you simply tuned a cheap FM receiver to just static and fed
> that into a soundcard. Then reading from /dev/dsp or something would
> return pretty good random data, right ?

Nope... Unless the receiver recieves a resonable amount of random
interference, the data isn't considered random enough.

> Mike.


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