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How ssh-keygen generate the key ?

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How the ssh-keygen generate the public/private key ?
is it dependent upon IP address, MAC address, hostname or something like this ?

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some systems have /dev/random as an entropy source

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ssh-keygen depends on "randomness" to generate a unique private key.  The randomness is generated in various ways depending on the system.

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Thank you! :)
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