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From Laurent Blume <>
Subject [users@httpd] Apache 2 w/ SSL on HP-UX needs more entropy.
Date Thu, 02 Jan 2003 11:11:03 GMT
Good morning and Happy New Year to everybody!

I'm having a problem with SSL on HP-UX 11.00.
I compiled Apache 2.0.43 with dynamic modules, with OpenSSL 0.9.7.
Everytime I try to start it, it gives the following message in error_log:

[Thu Jan 02 10:30:04 2003] [info] Init: Initializing OpenSSL library
[Thu Jan 02 10:30:04 2003] [info] Init: Seeding PRNG with 0 bytes of entropy
[Thu Jan 02 10:30:04 2003] [warn] Init: PRNG still contains insufficient 
[Thu Jan 02 10:30:04 2003] [info] Init: Generating temporary RSA private 
keys (512/1024 bits)
[Thu Jan 02 10:30:04 2003] [error] Init: Failed to generate temporary 
512 bit RSA private key
Configuration Failed

I understand what it means, I checked on mod_ssl website, my problem is, 
how to solve it ?
There is no /dev/random on this version of HP-UX, so I created a ~/.rnd 
to create certificates with openssl, it worked fine.
I tried to replace 'builtin' by 'file:~/.rnd' with SSLRandomSeed in 
ssl.conf, no change in the error.

I'm a bit puzzled, because when I first tried mod_ssl with Apache 1.3.x 
on Solaris, around 3 years ago, there was no /dev/random either, but it 
worked out-of-the-box, I never needed to create any file or special config.

So if anyone has an idea where I can buy a can of entropy seeds (online 
if possible), I'd like to know :-)



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