[openssl-users] using a random number file for generation of keys/certificates

Viktor Dukhovni openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Thu Sep 3 18:23:36 UTC 2015

On Wed, Sep 02, 2015 at 09:53:05PM -0700, Kevin Long wrote:

> I've been asked to use a hardware random number generator to create the
> keys/certificates going forward. I have a hardware RNG, and have created
> several files of random numbers using it, and I would like to know:

Cat those files into /dev/urandom or /dev/random.  That'll mix them
into the system's entropy pool.  Then generate keys as usual from


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