Re: Open SSH v3.6.1p1

From: snake (
Date: 04/22/03

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    I think it was from 0.9.7 of OpenSSL that PRNGD will be found internally
    by default. When you configure OpenSSH it will say:
    Random number source: OpenSSL internal ONLY
    even though you specified external source. OpenSSL will find PRNGD in its
    default locations (which I'm not sure where they are atm).

    I've put the PRNGD socket in:

    which is a default location that works with OpenSSL on Solaris.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's the problem.

    Hope it works!

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    >Subject: Open SSH v3.6.1p1
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    >Hi All,
    >I'm trying to get Open SSH v3.6.1p1 to install on one of my AIX
    >5.1.003 boxes.
    >I'm following the IBM tutorial:Deploying OpenSSH on AIX
    >But of course using the most recent version of OpenSSL (0.9.7b)
    >and OpenSSH (3.6.1p1) due to the security problems with prior
    >versions. Also I'm using GCC v3.2.1 and PRNGD v0.9.27.
    >I've run into a snag when setting up the compiler for OpenSSH. I
    >cannot get the compiler options to use the PRNGD (Pseudo
    >Random Number Generator Daemon) instead of the OpenSSL
    >internal for the "Random number source".
    >Here is my config line: "./configure --sysconfdir=/etc/ssh --with-
    >prngd-socket=/dev/egd-pool -- with-pid-dir=/var/tmp"
    >I do have PRNGD running, so I'm not sure why it won't select it
    >Any ideas?
    >"I don't have time to be impatient."
    >Alan R. Vidmar Assistant Director of IT
    >Office of Financial Aid University of Colorado
    >Alan.Vidmar@Colorado.EDU (303)492-3598
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