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RESEED

RESEED

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: December 16, 2002
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NAME

reseed - seeds urandom with a truly random seed retrieved from random.org  

SYNOPSIS

reseed .".RI [ options ] " files" ... .".br .".B bar .".RI [ options ] " files" ...  

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the reseed command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. ."Instead, it has documentation in the GNU Info format; see below.

reseed is a perl script that retrieves a truly random seed from the Internet (random.org) and uses it to reseed the linux random number generator.

It is run once during the installation of the package only, as the entropy pool is saved between reboots by the /etc/init.d/urandom script. You must shut down cleanly after reseeding the random number generator so as the new entropy pool is saved correctly.  

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Sam Johnston <samj@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


 

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