Subject: Re: add rnd(4) to install floppy
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/05/2003 09:09:40
On Fri, 5 Sep 2003, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
> (switching the mailing list)
> i'd propose to add rnd(4) to every installation floppy kernel,
> because of the following reason:
> > seriously, we should consider adding rnd(4) device to installation
> > kernel -
> > (1) every password generator uses random number as seed so passwd(1)
> > called from sysinst (for root password!) needs rnd(4).
> > (2) we may want to generate ssh host keys in boot floppy.
Some install media are already on the limits on small memory
machines. Maybe this could be conditional on larger install
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