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Re: [suse-security] /dev/random support for openssl and suse8.1



On Thu, 2004-02-12 at 12:08, Markus Gaugusch wrote:
> On Feb 12, Jens Gassmann <jens.gassmann@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > my mailserver(qmail) could not connect to other mailserver with TLS.
> >
> > I read that qmail and openssl must have /dev/random but at my
> > installation (suse 8.1) there is no /dev/random? How can i install
> > /dev/random?
> Your installation is _severly_ broken. The /dev/random special device file
> is included with the package "devs". Try to reinstall it, but I fear that
> there may be other problems as well with your machine.
Errr ... don't you also have to enable it in the kernel (make
menuconfig)?

> Another thing _may_ be, that qmail is running in a chroot and you didn't
> copy the /dev/random to /dir/of/qmail/chroot/dev (use cp -a for this).
> But I don't know if qmail supports/uses chroot ...
> 
> Markus
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