[Cryptography] The Crypto Pi

Paul Elliott pelliott at blackpatchpanel.com
Thu Jan 22 10:34:44 EST 2015

On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 03:50:32PM +0100, Ralf Senderek wrote:
> OnWed Jan 14 04:41:15 EST 2015 John Gilmore wrote:
> >[quoting Bakul Shah]
> >
> >> On linux/pi the h/w RNG is available under /dev/hwrng.
> >> /dev/random is their standard "cryptographic pseudo RNG".  It
> >> seems to be extremely slow (80 bits/second) or broken or has
> >> the wrong default settings.

You have to modprobe bcm2708_rng and add "bcm2708_rng" to modules.
Then install rng-tools.

Then the rng on the pi will run fast.

In fact I use it as a source for random numbers for all the
computers on my lan that don't have a hardware rng.

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