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% RNDADDENTROPY(1) | rndaddentropy % Ryan Finnie

NAME

rndaddentropy - An RNDADDENTROPY ioctl wrapper

SYNOPSIS

$ENTROPY_GENERATOR | rndaddentropy

DESCRIPTION

rndaddentropy is used to pipe entropy directly into Linux's primary entropy pool. This requires superuser privileges.

Adding entropy directly to the primary entropy pool can be very dangerous, a predictable entropy increases the predictability of resulting data from /dev/random and /dev/urandom. Be sure the entropy is generated from a truly random source, and is properly debiased.

OPTIONS

--help : Display version and usage information.

BUGS

None known, many assumed.

SEE ALSO

  • twuewand(8), a TrueRand implementation.
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