Call for testing: OpenSSH 8.4

Damien Miller djm at
Mon Sep 21 09:29:25 AEST 2020

On Sun, 20 Sep 2020, Randall S. Becker wrote:

> On September 20, 2020 2:02 AM, Damien Miller wrote:
> > OpenSSH 8.4p1 is almost ready for release, so we would appreciate testing
> > on as many platforms and systems as possible. This is a bugfix release.
> I will be testing this shortly on HPE NonStop platforms.
> Side question: We now have access to the hardware random generator and can
> decouple for PRNGD. Any guidance on how to do that would be appreciated. We
> would be happy to contribute the platform changes as well associated with
> this and the port changes.

If you add support for the hardware RNG to libcrypto then OpenSSH will use
it automatically (assuming you haven't built --without-openssl). This
would also have the benefit of everything else that uses libcrypto/libssl
pick up support too.


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