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Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: rng-tools bugs in slugos/BE-4.8-beta

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  • Mike Westerhof (mwester)
    ... The IXP420 in the NSLU2 lacks the encryption unit, which is what provides the hardware random numbers. -Mike (mwester)
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 19, 2011
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      On 11/19/2011 3:39 AM, Jimmy C. Chau wrote:
      >
      > I've been investigating this some more (this time with
      > SlugOSBE-5.3-beta) and it seems like there isn't a hardware random
      > number generator. There isn't any mention of one in the datasheet that
      > I could find for the IPX422
      > <http://www.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/pdf/168291/INTEL/FWIXP422BB.html>.
      > And if I try to read it, I get nothing even after waiting several
      > minutes (I do get something from it initially, but subsequent reads
      > yield nothing, even a long while later).

      The IXP420 in the NSLU2 lacks the encryption unit, which is what
      provides the hardware random numbers.

      -Mike (mwester)
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