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Re: [6.0_BETA] cprng xxx: WARNING insufficient entropy at creation.
On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 02:08:49PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 07:54:41PM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> > What I am still wondering is: is this a local setup problem, unavoidable
> > on this hardware, or a bug in the code?
> Well, one worthwhile question is why sshd would be opening
> /dev/urandom over and over again rather than opening once and
> reading many times. If it opened it once, it would not deplete
> your system's entropy in this manner.
It's arc4_stir() in libc, I believe. I'll fix.
OpenSSH is still doing some fairly dubious things like feeding the
output of arc4random() to OpenSSL's RAND_seed(). Not so sure what
to do about that one.
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