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On Debian based systems, you can install the rng-tools package using atp-get, and then start the daemon to generate entropy: echo HRNGDEVICE=/dev/urandom >> /etc/default/rng-tools && service rng-tools restart On CentOS-6 servers, the rng daemon is installed as one of the base tools (at least on most systems I've worked on it is), and you can ...


Getting data out of /dev/random or /dev/urandom is definitely not going to help, all it will do is deplete your entropy pool, making the issue even worse. The main difference between these two files is that even when the kernel runs out of entropy urandom will keep generating random data of lesser quality, while random will block until it can gather fresh ...


You can use haveged. haveged is a daemon that generate entropy when needed.

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