SUMMARY: UPDATE: Patch 112438 confirmation required

From: Mike's List <>
Date: Mon Apr 22 2002 - 10:18:15 EDT
Use 'truss -p <sshd pid>' and on a workstation, ssh to the server, you
should see the "open" or "open64" lines and should indicate /dev/random
or /dev/urandom, etc.

or 'truss -f -topen -p <sshd pid>'

Sorry for the late summary,

- Mike

On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, Mike's List wrote:

> After I posted the summary, I received a couple of e-mails asking...
> How do you verify that /dev/random is in fact being used?
> Openssh has built-in random number generation, and openssl
> at compile to used PRNGD so you need PRNGD?
> I always thought if /dev/random doesn't exists the key wouldn't generate
> and sshd wouldn't even be running and negotiate the protocol (note, telnet
> was turn off on my server, so no telnet to fall back on).
> Any other procedures I can do to verify that /dev/random is in fact being
> used?  Everything on the server seems to indicate that ssh is working.
> - Mike
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