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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldar...@unisys.com>
Subject RE: TC7 very slow SessionIdGenerator SecureRandom initialization
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:51:12 GMT
> From: David Rees [mailto:drees76@gmail.com] 
> Subject: TC7 very slow SessionIdGenerator SecureRandom initialization

> Google turns up lots of hits which suggest using
> -Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/./urandom to work around the issue - but
> I'd rather not give up security for start up speed.

I'd be extremely surprised if there were a real-world security impact due to using /dev/./urandom
instead of /dev/random.  Does anyone have any evidence?

You should at least try the change to see if the startup time is affected, or if something
else is going on.

 - Chuck


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