Subject: Re: add rnd(4) to install floppy
To: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/05/2003 17:17:44
>> (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
if the install media does not use sysinst and does not include
passwd(1), i think it okay to omit rnd(4), as we won't configure
password using that kernel.