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From Kevan Miller <kevan.mil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: low entropy on linux systems
Date Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:25:40 GMT

On Jul 15, 2011, at 10:03 AM, Rainer Jung wrote:

<snip>

>> And note that due to a bug in the JDK you really need to use
>> 
>> /dev/./urandom
>> 
>> or
>> 
>> /dev//urandom
>> 
>> and not
>> 
>> /dev/urandom.
>> 
>> Oracle themselves already internally use "dev/urandom, but later they
>> switch from /dev/urandom to /dev/random if the setting is trsingwise
>> identical to /dev/random. That's why you need to use some different
>> string that's equivalent to /dev/urandom after path normalization.
>> 
>> We had the same problem for Tomcat, mostly when starting two instances
>> in parallel.
> 
> ... and a bit more detail available at:
> 
> http://marc.info/?l=tomcat-dev&m=130182757504685&w=2

Cool. Thanks for the additional information, Rainer.

--kevan


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