/dev/random on openbsd-3.2

Troy Benjegerdes hozer at hozed.org
Mon Sep 20 18:38:21 EDT 2004

/dev/random on OpenBSD-3.2 is reserved for hardware random number
generators. On systems without a hardware random number generator, this
causes kadmind to endlessly loop when starting up trying to get 'strong'
random numbers.

I changed the hardcoded line in lib/crypto/prng.c from 'dev/random' to
'dev/srandom', and my kadmind is much happier now.

FYI, this is the manpage for OpenBSD's /dev/*random devices..


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