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authorDamien Miller <>2000-04-30 09:43:41 +1000
committerDamien Miller <>2000-04-30 09:43:41 +1000
commitc998f9eb7cfb3bfef8c78b0a47bdb6db29a871e8 (patch)
treece6455a077014bdc8f255ae12700b68faaf946ec /INSTALL
parentd294640f4fecc128451fa876a9191ed11c613174 (diff)
clarify requirement for egd
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1 files changed, 6 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 616b9a0f..76b85d6d 100644
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ You will need working installations of Zlib and OpenSSL.
+OpenSSL 0.9.5a or greater:
RPMs of OpenSSL are available in the support/ directory of the OpenSSH
@@ -30,9 +30,11 @@ passphrase requester. This is maintained separately at:
If you are planning to use OpenSSH on a Unix which lacks a Kernel random
-number generator (/dev/urandom), you will need to install the Entropy
+number generator (/dev/urandom), you may want to install the Entropy
Gathering Daemon (or similar). You will also need to specify the
---with-egd-pool option to ./configure.
+--with-egd-pool option to ./configure. OpenSSH 2.0 includes some
+peliminary built-in randomness collection, but it is not as well
+tested as EGD.
@@ -96,7 +98,7 @@ random numbers (the default is /dev/urandom). Unless you are absolutly
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. You will need to
+Daemon support and to specify a EGD pool socket. You may want to
use this if your Unix does not support the /dev/urandom device (or
similar). The file argument refers to the EGD pool file, not the
EGD program itself. Please refer to the EGD documentation.