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From Garrett Rooney <>
Subject Re: how to raise entropy
Date Thu, 23 Dec 2004 00:16:41 GMT
Stas Bekman wrote:

>> Use /dev/urandom, which will not block.
> It's not us who uses it, but Apache, so it's not under our control. 
> Notice that Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ... is 
> coming from an apache module.

I believe you can compile APR to use urandom instead of random, which 
should cause Apache to use it as well (unless Apache is accessing 
/dev/random on it's own, which I doubt).  See the --with-devrandom flag 
for APRs configure.


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