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Old 9th June 2024
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Default Changing /etc/random.seed From Another Machine

Hey all,

Is the /etc/random.seed file used at any time besides boot and shutdown?

I'm looking at making my diskless firewall completely read-only (I know it's unsupported but it's a home firewall and I'm tinkering). I figured I could dump 512 bytes of random data into it once a day on the NFS host.

Grepping around didn't turn up any references to the file outside /etc/rc and some boot-related binaries, but I figured it's best to ask since if I'm wrong it could cause some really hard-to-track intermittent bugs.
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https://daemonforums.org/showthread.php?t=10324 may help.
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