After reading the man page for /dev/random
(as I wanted to know what is was) it states that
The random number generator gathers environmental noise from device drivers and other sources into an entropy pool. The generator also keeps an estimate of the number of bits of noise in the entropy pool. From this entropy pool random numbers are created.
I am having kind of a hard time trying to understand 2 concepts:
1) "Environment noise"
2) "Entropy pool"
Would any of you be as kind as to shed some light on this?
Thanks in advance.