test, and password generator

Joseph Andrew Knapka jknapka at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 28 07:04:52 CEST 2001


Will Ware wrote:
> 
> Paul Rubin wrote:
> 
> > If you're running linux, you should get random data by reading
bytes
> > from /dev/urandom.
> 
> That would be better. But whenever I test things like this, I get
> compulsive and run it so many times that I exhaust the entropy pool,
> and then my read() of /dev/random just sits there. I'd be curious to
> know if you have any clever thoughts on replenishing the entropy
> pool quicker without losing much security.

Sledgehammer.

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