I'm trying to see if I can use my raspberry pi's hardware RNG as a source of entropy for
/dev/random. Mostly to see if I can get it to work and find yet another use for this nifty little device. Of course I don't really need to increase the entropy for my laptop. A useful application however might be to use it as a source of entropy for servers with VM where entropy creation can be a problem. However it is mostly a hobby project to see if I can get it to work and give something back to the open source community.
What I would like to do is to setup my pi on the (local) network and use ssh to get the randomness transferred to the pool of the server, in this case my laptop. I think I should have no problem to just use a bash script that reads
/dev/random from the pi. But how do I connect the
/dev/random of the pi to the
/dev/random of my laptop. Is there an interface to add a random number generator.
I hope my proposed setup is clear. I hope I can get some comments on this, any feedback is welcome.