random-device purpose in DNSSEC

G.W. Haywood bind at jubileegroup.co.uk
Thu May 10 20:35:13 UTC 2012

Hi there,

On Thu, 10 May 2012, Alexander Gurvitz wrote:

> What random device used for ?

Cryptographic operations, loading libraries in random locations to
avoid insidious attacks, that kind of thing.

> This bothers me as I'm implementing DNSSEC now, and I know that my systems
> are low at entropy ...

You are not alone.  Take a look at 'haveged'.  Works for me.



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