Subject: Re: Switching to /dev/urandom for apache2
To: Bernd Ernesti <>
From: None <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/23/2002 14:49:59
>> 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?

	you read it incorrectly.  use of /dev/urandom helps slower computers
	without hardware random number generator.  if you use /dev/random,
	it will take more than 1 minutes to start up.