Subject: Re: /dev/random problems 1.6_STABLE
To: None <>
From: Martti Kuparinen <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/16/2002 11:29:08
On Mon, 16 Dec 2002, Simon Burge wrote:

> > If I manually patch cyrus-sasl-1.5.27nb3's acconfig.h and to
> > use /dev/urandom instead of /dev/random everything works fine.
> If there's no entropy available, reads from /dev/random will block.
> "rndctl -s" will tell you if there's no entropy available.  In general,
> applications should use /dev/urandom unless they need really high
> quality random numbers.

So I can patch cyrus-sasl to use /dev/urandom instead of the current
/dev/random. I'll fix this later today...


Martti Kuparinen <>      NetBSD - No media hype