Question

Is it safe to use rng-tools on DO?

Posted August 12, 2019 480 views
SecurityUbuntu 16.04

rng-tools increases the entropy pool significantly and upon running rngd -v it lists Intel/AMD hardware rng and DRNG. But testing the hardware rng using rngtest -c 1000 </dev/hwrng returns no such device. My question is whether rng-tools is actually supplying the entropy pool with high-quality random numbers, or should I use something like haveged instead?

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Hello,

I don’t think that this is supported, but I can see that someone has already shared this idea hear:

https://ideas.digitalocean.com/ideas/DO-I-2147

You submit your vote for this idea.

Regards,
Bobby

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