Why does `cat /dev/urandom` break your terminal? – Super User

The best answers to the question “Why does `cat /dev/urandom` break your terminal?” in the category Super User. QUESTION: In reference to this question: https://serverfault.com/questions/534449 How does cat /dev/urandom make some terminal emulators go wonky? ANSWER: Some of the random output will be ANSI escape codes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSI_escape_code), which can do fun stuff like hide the … Read more

How do I get /dev/random to work on an Ubuntu virtual machine? – Server Fault

The best answers to the question “How do I get /dev/random to work on an Ubuntu virtual machine?” in the category Server Fault. QUESTION: Apparently, /dev/random is based on hardware interrupts or similar unpredictable aspects of physical hardware. Since virtual machines don’t have physical hardware, running cat /dev/random within a virtual machine produces nothing. I’m … Read more