Subject: Re: add rnd(4) to install floppy
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-security
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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