[Bug 380] New: SSH compiled to use EGD.PL won't start without it!!

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Mon Aug 5 05:20:25 EST 2002


           Summary: SSH compiled to use EGD.PL won't start without it!!
           Product: Portable OpenSSH
           Version: -current
          Platform: UltraSparc
        OS/Version: Solaris
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: sshd
        AssignedTo: openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org
        ReportedBy: list_7531 at hotmail.com


I'm trying to start SSHD / SSH and they won't start. 

I am using version 3.4.1p1 which I compiled with the "with-rand-helper" option.
my EGD.pl script is presently malfunctioning, and SSH and SSHD report "not
enough entropy" then quit.

I also get this problem with version 3.2.3.p3 which I compiled with the
"with-rand-helper" option.

Please let me know if you are able to add a "force-no-egd" option to make
SSH run using the SSH internal entropy routines (as if it had been compiled
without the "with-rand-helper" option).

(In the meantime, I should be able to compile another set of SSH programs,
without the "with-rand-helper" option.)

Would this issue make a denial-of-service situation possible?



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