[Bug 163] New: /dev/random not used

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Thu Mar 14 02:53:39 EST 2002


           Summary: /dev/random not used
           Product: Portable OpenSSH
           Version: 3.1p1
          Platform: Sparc
        OS/Version: Solaris
            Status: NEW
          Severity: critical
          Priority: P1
         Component: Build system
        AssignedTo: openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org
        ReportedBy: geek+openssh at cmu.edu

Solaris8 with SUNWski installed (provides /dev/random).
Symptom: "./configure --with-random=/dev/random" yields 
checking whether OpenSSL's headers match the library... yes
checking whether OpenSSL's PRNG is internally seeded... no
configure: WARNING: *** Forcing use of OpenSSL's non-self-seeding PRNG

Checking the configure script, it no longer accepts --with-random, and doesn't
check /dev/random (or /dev/urandom for that matter).  The INSTALL file still
indicates that this should work.  I attempted to work around the problem with
"--with-prngd-socket=/dev/random" to no avail.

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