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@@ -29,12 +29,8 @@ 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 may want to install the Entropy
-Gathering Daemon (or similar). You will also need to specify the
---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.
+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.
@@ -98,10 +94,9 @@ 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 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.
+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-lastlog=FILE will specify the location of the lastlog file.
./configure searches a few locations for lastlog, but may not find