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

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2003-11-13 17:03:45 CET

Brian Denny <brian@briandenny.net> writes:
> > > 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.

Actually, I said that *APR* uses /dev/random by default.


Brian W. Fitzpatrick    <fitz_at_red-bean.com>   http://www.red-bean.com/fitz/
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