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Re: OpenSSL patch for Heimdal 0.3d

From: Assar Westerlund <assar@sics.se>

assar> > One important change: if your OS does not have /dev/urandom,
assar> > you need to install & run egd (see
assar> > http://www.lothar.com/tech/crypto).

An alternative (which is claimed to be better because it will never
block) is prngd:


assar> Is there any default location where this socket is located?

Not really, but we (the OPenSSL team) have recently talked with the
author of egd (there are suggestion on places in the docs), and it
seems like the following places will be proposed (that's at least the
list of defaults we're putting in OpenSSL :-)):

#define DEVRANDOM_EGD "/var/run/egd-pool","/dev/egd-pool","/etc/egd-pool","/etc/entropy"

The last one was the example you could find in the egd docs.  I don't
know if it has changed yet...

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