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

From: Brian Denny <brian_at_briandenny.net>
Date: 2003-11-13 16:48:11 CET

> > 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.
> >

The OpenSSL FAQ says otherwise:

  All OpenSSL versions try to use /dev/urandom by default; starting with
  version 0.9.7, OpenSSL also tries /dev/random if /dev/urandom is not
  available.

-brian

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