RFE: Portable OpenSSH

Dan Kaminsky dankamin at cisco.com
Thu Mar 29 09:00:32 EST 2001

> On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 09:18:45AM +1000, Damien Miller wrote:
> > Most people griped about EGD's >1Mb working set and that they didn't
> > to depend on PERL daemons for security.
> I remember it periodically dying for no reason. When the built-in RNG
> was introduced I went running away from EGD. (And continued to curse the
> stupid OS's with no /dev/random.)

The fact that EGD's failure caused SSHD to fail, thus eliminating the
management interface you'd use to restart EGD, didn't help either.

*shudders with bad memories of losing access to machines several thousand
miles away, and being forced to downgrade to SSH1 because of it*


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