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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: how to raise entropy
Date Thu, 23 Dec 2004 00:22:13 GMT
Garrett Rooney wrote:
> 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.

Right, this is documented here:
and it also says: however, that is not secure for certain needs.

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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