RFE: Portable OpenSSH

Damien Miller djm at mindrot.org
Wed Mar 28 09:20:17 EST 2001

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, David Terrell wrote:

> Why not include PRNGd source with OpenSSH, install it, and if sshd
> fails to get any entropy, start PRNGd and try again?  It doesn't
> work for client-only ssh usage (though if the ssh command is setuid,
> it could, but that's probably a really bad idea for other reasons).

Note that I really don't want to go down the road of including source
to other programs in the portable tarball.

BTW autoconf already detects the presence of a PRNGd socket and will
try to use that.


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