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From "Manoj Kithany" <>
Subject [users@httpd] SSLRandomFile Error (Apache-SSL)
Date Fri, 15 Nov 2002 21:00:49 GMT
Thanks Ryan for your email.

I checked my box and could'nt find 'ssl.conf' file anywhere. But , I do have 
'srm.conf' - do not know if that is same.

>: RE: [users@httpd] SSLRandomFile Error (Apache-SSL)
>Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 14:49:08 -0600
>The last time I modified settings under a virtual server that dealt with 
>stuff, Apache seemed to have wanted it in the ssl.conf file that gets
>included when startssl is called.
>Maybe it's a longshot, but when I changed some stuff on mine (under 
>to be in the ssl.conf file, it worked like a champ.
>Ryan Hulslslander

-----Manoj G. Kithany wrote:

>I have Apache-SSL on my IBM AIX box.
>My httpd.conf file contains:
><VirtualHost *>
>    ServerAdmin
>    DocumentRoot /kit
>    ServerName
>    ErrorLog logs/log1
>    SSLRandomFile file /dev/egd-pool 1024
>    SSLCertificateFile /usr/local/ssl/certs/cert.cer
>    SSLCertificateKeyFile /usr/local/ssl/bin/private.key
>When I RUN my Apache, I get following Error:
># ./apachectl startssl
>Syntax error on line 980 of /kit/conf/httpd.conf:
>Invalid command 'SSLRandomFile', perhaps mis-spelled or defined by a
>not included in the server configuration
>./apachectl startssl: httpd could not be started
>Do you know what is the problem? I read the documentation @
> regarding the above
>my IBM AIX Box does NOT have /dev/random

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