Subject: Re: problem with 1.5.1_ALPHA & openssl
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 03/21/2001 13:40:04
On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 04:22:59AM +0900, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> it looks that "openssl genrsa" chews extremely high amount of
> pseudo random numbers from /dev/urandom. i'm still not sure about why.
The problem is it treats /dev/urandom as a regular files that has an EOF; it
requests to read "the whole file". Obviously, that doens't work so well for
a bottomless pit.
/dev/urandom needs to be treated more like the "EGD" socket in OpenSSL.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>