[Whonix-devel] Entropy Daemon Questions

Folkert van Heusden mail at vanheusden.com
Mon Apr 22 09:20:23 CEST 2019

No caching or anything.
But is it safe to believe me? Better check out the code yourself!

On Sun, Apr 21, 2019 at 6:44 PM procmem at riseup.net <procmem at riseup.net>

> Hi vanheusden, I'm a privacy distro (Whonix) maintainer based on Tor and
> I recently came across your audio/video entropy daemons when researching
> more about the Linux PRNG. I wanted to know if any video or audio input
> is cached at any point on disk (doesn't matter encrypted or not) while
> being used by the daemons. I want to make sure we are not leaving more
> forensically recoverable evidence on disk as a tradeoff to getting
> entropy from these sources.
> Off-topic does the timer daemon work early on in boot to mitigate the
> weak seeding problems frequently cited on embedded devices? What do you
> think of jitternetropyd? Is it an altenrative to the timer daemon or
> complementary?
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