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where is my randomness?

From: "Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 01:40:58 +0100


just checked and i don't have a single bit of randomness available (== reading from /dev/random produces EOF). seems nobody refilled the entropy.

further research showed that we don't even set the entropy_* stuff in /etc/defaults/rc.conf and we also don't have some fancy script called save_entropy which should be called from cron (like freebsd have).

where is all this stuff and why don't we turn on interrupt entropy gathering by default?

and why is openssl happy with this in the first place? openssh/openssl shouldn't even get to produce a private/public key pair without randomness?


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