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Re: Ultra 5 SSH/Ethernet Lockup

On Tue, 15 Apr 2003 17:33:11 -0400
Tom Vier <tmv@comcast.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 06:50:24AM +0100, Francis Devereux wrote:
> > ssh needs a source of randomness to operate (/dev/random), which in
> > turn needs a pool of entropy which is fed from things like the
> > keyboard interrupt.  Your lockups could be caused by sshd stalling
> > because the entropy pool is empty - can you try the following:
> are you sure it uses /dev/random? except for key generation, it should
> use/dev/urandom.

No, I'm not sure.  If it is using /dev/urandom then the lockups can't
be being caused by the entropy pool becoming empty, because /dev/urandom
won't block in this case like /dev/random would, right?


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