[rescue] urandom device or EGD under IRIX

Linc Fessenden linc at thelinuxlink.net
Thu May 29 15:33:29 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?  I believe 6.5.19 introduces
> a /dev/urandom device, but i am running 6.5.18f.  I am
> assuming that the SGI freeware version of openssh/openssl is
> compiled with the necessary options to allow it to use an EGD
> but i can't seem to find any info on where that EGD would be
> located.
> How do you guys deal with "randomness" for ssh under IRIX pre
> 6.5.19?

Install the beta at
that doesn't have the /dev/random dependancy.

-Linc Fessenden

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