[Freedombox-discuss] Creating Box Identity Keys

simo idra at samba.org
Mon Dec 10 03:13:50 UTC 2012

On Sun, 2012-12-09 at 20:48 -0600, Nick M. Daly wrote:
> Charles N Wyble <charles-lists at knownelement.com> writes:
> > Why not just generate high amounts of entropy on a constant basis?
> > Create the keys when the user account gets created? That's the
> > approach we (Free Network Foundation) are taking with the AutoTunnel
> > system.
> That's the goal, but I'm lost as how to constantly generate high amounts
> of quality entropy on low-throughput consumer-grade hardware in a timely
> fashion.  An Entropy Key might help (still need to buy and try out one
> of those things), but requiring or bundling one of those raises the
> overall investment for FBX hardware significantly (it's 1/3 the price of
> a DreamPlug).
> Any suggestions?

How much is it ?

Maybe we could publish design for a home made device using a photo diode
for those that want to have fun building one :)


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at redhat.com>

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