[rescue] urandom device or EGD under IRIX

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Thu May 29 14:02:53 CDT 2003

On Thu, 29 May 2003, Kevin wrote:

> Anyone know how to deal with the "PRNG not seeded" error under
> IRIX when trying to use ssh/scp?

Use prngd, and seed it with some large binary (I typically use the
kernel).  Then, add an init script to call prngd /dev/prngd or

> How do you guys deal with "randomness" for ssh under IRIX pre
> 6.5.19?

I don't even know if I'd trust 6.5.19's /dev/urandom.  Every SGI PRNG
I've used sucked.

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