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From Stas Bekman <s...@stason.org>
Subject Re: how to raise entropy
Date Thu, 23 Dec 2004 20:58:18 GMT
Philippe M. Chiasson wrote:
> Also, if your hardware is running a 2.6 kernel, try to insmod hw_random 
> and if
> that reports finding something like :
> 
> hw_random: AMD768 system management I/O registers at 0x5000.
> hw_random hardware driver 1.0.0 loaded
> 
> Then you can just start /usr/sbin/rngd and you should get a very much 
> improved
> entropy.

Dec 23 15:55:17 rabbit kernel: hw_random: cannot enable RNG, aborting
but no rngd here.

Anyway, I've recompiled apache/apr with --with-devrandom=/dev/urandom and 
it seems to do the trick. This is good enough for my smoking purposes. No 
real stong crypto is needed here.

Thanks to everybody to the suggestions!

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