[parisc-linux] HP-UX random number generator?

Andrew Shugg andrew@neep.com.au
Tue, 30 May 2000 00:55:03 +0800

Peter A. Peterson II said:
> This is quite true... but for now, I'd settle on making ssh work,
> since there is nothing of great value on the HP box, I'm just looking
> for a way to kludge ssh into working.

I know that on Solaris a /dev/urandom device is provided by the SKI packages.
There may be an equivalent under the HPUX environment but I am not sure, I am
not very far up the HPUX guru ladder.

You might like to consider using OpenSSH if you don't have any joy with ssh.

OpenSSH can be compiled[1] without a /dev/*random device by using egd[2], the
Entropy Gathering Daemon.  OpenSSH also requires installation of zlib and
openssl though (which is just a bit more effort, but oh well).  I've not used
egd so can't comment on it, but it's probably worth a go.

Or you could just fall back on rsh.  =)


[1] http://www.openssh.com/portable.html
[2] http://www.lothar.com/tech/crypto/

Andrew Shugg <andrew@neep.com.au>                http://www.neep.com.au/

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