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Re: Thoughs on issue #1563: TTimo's stalling checkout.

From: Timothee Besset <ttimo_at_idsoftware.com>
Date: 2003-11-13 09:00:12 CET

I'm not familiar with SSL internals, but this is a very interesting and
new idea. I am currently waiting for 0.33 release to get the new backups
functionality and upgrade to 2.0.48 as well. You suggested using
/dev/urandom instead of /dev/random. Do you know how to select either
entropy device?

TTimo

On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 18:12:12 -0500 (EST)
Mark Grosberg <mark@nolab.conman.org> wrote:

>
> After a quick discussion on #svn I think I may have a clue as to what is
> causing issue #1563. It may be because TTimo does large checkouts over SSL
> that the connection gets re-negotiated.
>
> If ephemeral keying is being used by SSL then it may need to draw more
> entropy as the connection proceeds. Fitz pointed out that OpenSSL uses
> /dev/random by default, not /dev/urandom.
>
> Hmmm.... Sound familiar? It could be the same thing as our repository
> creation hangs?
>
> Thoughs?
>
> L8r,
> Mark G.
>
>
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