[rescue] What version of Solaris for V120?

Jonathan Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Tue Jul 18 18:30:01 CDT 2017

On Tue, 18 Jul 2017, Jerry Kemp wrote:

> I have seen (in writing) /dev/random implementations that pull entropy from 
> an external device, but IMHO, that really is not scaleable, or usable by most 
> people like us, i.e. hobbyist on old Sun hardware.
> I know I would be interested about alternate implementation from anyone on 
> the list.

At $dayjob, we use PRNGD for our HP-UX 10 boxes:


OpenSSH as recent as 7.1p1 (I've not tried later) builds just fine if you
tell it to use prngd's socket for entropy over /dev/random.

EGD is what we used on Solaris 7 at $ISP over a decade ago:


And was it ever slow!  PRNG written in Perl on Ultra 1e and SPARCstation 20
systems.  We mostly used telnet after I restricted it to circuits we

Jonathan Patschke
Austin, TX

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