Subject: Unable to enable RSA blinding
To: None <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/19/2004 16:13:35
I cannot make the latest version of mod-ssl (ap-ssl in pkgsrc) work.  I
keep getting the following error.

[Tue May 18 21:00:50 2004] [error] mod_ssl: Init:
( Unable to enable RSA blinding (probably PRNG
failure) (OpenSSL library error follows)
[Tue May 18 21:00:50 2004] [error] OpenSSL:

It happens with apache-1.3.29 and apache-1.3.31 and it happens with 2.0E
and 1.6.2 release.  I have reinstalled openssl, apache and ap-ssl a
number of times and still get this error.  I thought that there might be
an entropy problem but the error happens whether I use builtin,
/dev/random or /dev/urandom.  In any case, it doesn't block, it fails
pretty much right away.  It happens on self-signed certs and regular CA
issued certs.

I have searched the web and no one else seems to have this problem but I
can't figure out what I am doing wrong.  Can someone provide some hints
for further exploration?


D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>