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authorDamien Miller <djm@mindrot.org>2001-01-25 10:51:46 +1100
committerDamien Miller <djm@mindrot.org>2001-01-25 10:51:46 +1100
commit0736c4df83628dcac567d94a73726771706f978e (patch)
tree70c201775f291e2a06eb4f482ff042fb39e9f988 /INSTALL
parent2a5c1cede026faec14b0903a0cdcc4e7ef554e32 (diff)
- (djm) Mention PRNGd in documentation, it is nicer than EGD
- (djm) Automatically search for "well-known" EGD/PRNGd sockets in autoconf
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@@ -29,10 +29,18 @@ passphrase requester. This is maintained separately at:
http://www.ntrnet.net/~jmknoble/software/x11-ssh-askpass/index.html
+PRNGD:
+
+If your system lacks Kernel based random collection, the use of Lutz
+Jaenicke's PRNGd is recommended.
+
+http://www.aet.tu-cottbus.de/personen/jaenicke/postfix_tls/prngd.html
+
+EGD:
+
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.
-EGD:
http://www.lothar.com/tech/crypto/
GNU Make:
@@ -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
+collection support.
--with-lastlog=FILE will specify the location of the lastlog file.
./configure searches a few locations for lastlog, but may not find