[Bug 149] New: --with-random=[FILE] no longer available

bugzilla-daemon at mindrot.org bugzilla-daemon at mindrot.org
Fri Mar 8 10:07:08 EST 2002


           Summary: --with-random=[FILE] no longer available
           Product: Portable OpenSSH
           Version: -current
          Platform: Sparc
        OS/Version: Solaris
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Build system
        AssignedTo: openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org
        ReportedBy: erik.welch at philips.com

It is listed as being available in the INSTALL file ($Id: INSTALL,v 1.48
2001/12/27 22:57:34 djm Exp $) "--with-random=/some/file", but does not seem to
be available on configure.

The following command only finds "--with-rand-helper"
./configure --help |grep random

Configuring openssh-3.1p1 with the --with-random=/dev/random flag generates the
following messages (among others):
Random number source: ssh-rand-helper
ssh-rand-helper collects from: Command hashing (timeout 200)

WARNING: you are using the builtin random number collection
service. Please read WARNING.RNG and request that your OS 
vendor includes kernel-based random number collection in 
future versions of your OS.

Solaris has a /dev/random package available (SUNWski) in the "Easy Access
Server" CD.  It is much easier to install than prngd/egd for large environments
where we packagify apps for quick installation...

------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
You are the assignee for the bug, or are watching the assignee.

More information about the openssh-unix-dev mailing list