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From Stas Bekman <>
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!

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

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