SUMMARY: ANDIrand vs. patch 112438-01

From: Christopher L. Barnard <>
Date: Wed Apr 10 2002 - 15:38:50 EDT
I asked:

> It appears that Sun has (finally) released patch number 112438-01, the
> hardware random number generator for Solaris 8.  Right now I have the
> ANDIrand package (version 0.6) installed to get hardware randomization.
> Has anyone else installed 112438-01?  I am curious to know if anyone
> else has nuked ANDIrand in favor of 112438-01 and how it is working.


Each responder said something different:  Install it if you care about SUN
support.  Upgrade ANDIrand from 0.6 to 0.7.  They are the same; OpenSSH
seems a little faster with the patch. use PRNGD instead.  Since I care about
Sun support, I will replace ANDIrand with the Sun patch.  I am going to do
it as a server needs to be rebooted anyway, since patch 112438-01 requires 
a reboot.  Andrew J. Caines posted a question about installing this without
a reboot, but I was unable to get my test servers to honor the new hardware
randomness without a reboot.

Since ANDIrand is sufficient, I am not in a horrible rush to get this patch
on all of my solaris 8 servers.

Thanks to:
Thomas Anders <>
"steve j. kondik" <>
William Yodlowsky <>
"Auteria Wally Winzer Jr." <wally.winzer@ChampUSA.COM>

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