ls -alni /var/mail

Damien Miller djm at
Tue Apr 11 09:46:28 EST 2000

On Mon, 10 Apr 2000, Andrew Stribblehill wrote:

> Using the trial internal entropy gathering routines Damien so
> kindly provided, I noticed stuff happening slowly. I think I've
> traced this to the 'ls -alni /var/mail' taking a long time.

The entropy code is pretty peliminary. It could do with some 

- Loading and saving of random seeds (per user and for server)

- A read timeout to prevent and errant process hanging ssh[d]

- The ability to load which commands to run from a text file

- Makefile support to sub the correct paths into the above text file

Any help would be greatly welcomed as I am pretty busy with Other 
Things right now :)


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