Announce: Test release with random collection support

Ben Lindstrom mouring at
Tue Apr 4 06:05:06 EST 2000

[On NeXT]

Ermm.. Where are RAND_add()/RAND_status() suppost to be defined?  

I don't see them as part of the OpenSSL headers, nor part of the OpenSSH

-- Compile Error --
cc -o ssh ssh.o sshconnect.o log-client.o readconf.o clientloop.o -L.
cal/ssl/lib -L/usr/local/ssl -lssh -lz  -lcrypto
/bin/ld: Undefined symbols:
*** Exit 1

On Mon, 3 Apr 2000, Damien Miller wrote:

> I have just uploaded a test release of portable openssh to
> This release includes some major changes picked up from OpenBSD CVS.
> It also includes inbuilt random number gathering support which should
> remove the need for EGD on systems that lack /dev/random.
> This support is very preliminary. Please treat it as alpha and don't
> use it on production systems. It may break, it may not be secure.  You
> have been warned.
> The goal of this release is to get these large code changes tested.
> Please send the output of "ssh -v" to the mailing list if your system
> lacks /dev/random.
> I am also interested in more random sources, please have a look
> through entropy.c at the big table and see if you can suggest that are
> specific to your system.
> Good random sources should return a moderate amounts of very
> unpredictable data and shouldn't take long to execute. Be wary of
> commands that do implicit DNS lookups which can take ages to complete.
> Looking forward to your feedback,
> Damien Miller
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