SUMMARY: Lacking /dev/random - dev, random, dns, rndc, rndc-confgen, bind

From: CIC Line <>
Date: Mon Mar 18 2002 - 17:12:17 EST
1) - Most people have recommended this 
method, so it must be the best solution for this issue.
2) Keep typing randomly and patiently until get the 'Stop typing' message.
3) Load SUNWski package.
4) rpngd from

Thanks a lot:
Christopher L. Barnard" <>,,
Erwin Fritz <>,
Harvey Wamboldt <>,
Israel Novelo <>,
Jay Chembakassery" <>,
Maccy <>,
Michael Loftis <>,
Nicolas Dorfsman" <>,
Paul Guglielmino <>,
Phillip Smith <>,
Price, Chris" <>,
Ric Anderson <ric@Opus1.COM>,
Rick Kelly <>,
Sal Serafino <>,
Steve Hammond" <>,
Steve Strawbridge" <>,
system administration account <>,
tim <>,
Timothy Lorenc" <>,,
Toby Blake <>,
Wyman Eric Miles <>,

The Original Question:
>To setup BIND9's tool rndc on Solaris 2.6, I run the following command and
>got the message:
># /usr/local/sbin/rndc-confgen
>You must use the keyboard to create entropy, since your system is lacking
>/dev/random (or equivalent)
>start typing: [I started typing randomly]
>rndc-confgen: generate key: out of entropy
># [System hanged]
>Questions: What should I type? How many should I type? How to install
>/dev/random on Solaris 2.6? Any idea? Thank you in advance and will
>summarize if get the solution!
>Melissa Young
>System Administrator

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