SUMMARY: open_ssl w/ Solaris 8 - missing /dev/random

From: Daniel Denes <>
Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 10:08:37 EST
Hi list,

thanks a lot for all the help. Here's what people wrote me:
1. The overwhelming mayority told me to use the ANDIrand package available at
It creates /dev/random and /dev/urandom and works as you would expect it to.
Some also mentioned that Sun recognized the problem and that there will be a
random device included in Solaris 9.

2. One helpful person suggested to use prngd - available here:

3. Someone told me to read the FAQ.

4. Two people pointed out that there is a nice workaround to get it working
once - you can create a .rnd file in / and put some randomness in it, maybe
the kernel? (or copy it, there is one in the build directories of SSL). It
will be accepted.

Thanks again for the help!

   daniel denes . weblicon technologies ag
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