[linux-elitists] Nehemiah crypto support in a Linux distro
Tue Oct 19 23:35:14 PDT 2004
On 20 Oct 2004, Eugen Leitl <email@example.com> wrote:
> I've installed Ubuntu (Warty Warthog) on a Nehemiah system yesterday, and on
> a first test (dd if=/dev/random of=blah.dat) it looked entropy-starved.
> Haven't checked OpenSSL support yet.
zcat /proc/config.gz | grep HW_RANDOM
It seems like you might reasonably ask them to turn it on.
Even if they won't change it, you can always reconfigure your kernel
without needing to switch distributions.
I don't know of any reason why OpenSSL would need to be rebuilt. It
shouldn't care what feeds into /dev/random.
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