|author||Damien Miller <email@example.com>||2001-01-25 10:51:46 +1100|
|committer||Damien Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2001-01-25 10:51:46 +1100|
- (djm) Mention PRNGd in documentation, it is nicer than EGD
- (djm) Automatically search for "well-known" EGD/PRNGd sockets in autoconf
Diffstat (limited to 'INSTALL')
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 5 deletions
@@ -29,10 +29,18 @@ passphrase requester. This is maintained separately at:
+If your system lacks Kernel based random collection, the use of Lutz
+Jaenicke's PRNGd is recommended.
The Entropy Gathering Daemon (EGD) is supported if you have a system which
lacks /dev/random and don't want to use OpenSSH's internal entropy collection.
@@ -110,10 +118,10 @@ headers, for this to work.
random numbers (the default is /dev/urandom). Unless you are absolutely
sure of what you are doing, it is best to leave this alone.
---with-egd-pool=/some/file allows you to enable Entropy Gathering
-Daemon support and to specify a EGD pool socket. Use this if your
-Unix lacks /dev/random and you don't want to use OpenSSH's builtin
-entropy collection support.
+--with-egd-pool=/some/file allows you to enable EGD or PRNGD support
+and to specify a EGD pool socket. Use this if your Unix lacks
+/dev/random and you don't want to use OpenSSH's builtin entropy
--with-lastlog=FILE will specify the location of the lastlog file.
./configure searches a few locations for lastlog, but may not find