SUMMARY: /dev/random missing?

From: Dave Martini 1 <>
Date: Wed May 16 2007 - 14:22:21 EDT
Everyone said to install patch 112438 which this system already has.
What I'm trying to do is configure openssh on this solaris 8 box and run 
the ssh-keygen command but when I do I get an error

PRNG is not seeded

Which has to do with /dev/random and or /dev/urandom being missing I 

I'm not sure why I don't have /dev/random even though I have patch 
112438-03 installed.
Someone suggested installing prngd from would this allow 
the ssh-keygen command to work then?

Below is my original question

I have a solaris 8 machine that does not have /dev/random or /dev/urandom.
My other solaris 8 machines have it.
Can I copy it from one of my other solaris 8 machines or do I have to 
install a package or patch to get it?
Dave Martini
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Received on Wed May 16 14:22:50 2007

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