Subject: Switching to /dev/urandom for apache2
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/23/2002 07:44:31
On Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 05:17:19AM +0300, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
> Module Name:	pkgsrc
> Committed By:	itojun
> Date:		Tue Jun 18 02:17:18 UTC 2002
> Modified Files:
> 	pkgsrc/www/apache2: distinfo
> Added Files:
> 	pkgsrc/www/apache2/patches: patch-an patch-ao
> Log Message:
> use /dev/urandom, not /dev/random, for random number source.
> (if you don't have Pentium 4, httpd will need more than 1 minutes to start up)

This is insane, so everyone who has a slower computer should not use this version.
What about the runtime performance of this?

Is that only for ssl and if so, does this mean that it will even take so long if
you don't enable ssl?