'/dev/random' Without PRNGD Running

Date: 05/09/03

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    Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 11:39:13 -0700 

    Has anyone ever run openssh on a Unix Platform with '/dev/random' being your
    only source for random number generation?

    Has anyone experienced issues with PRNGD (with or without /dev/random being
    loaded) locking up an ssh session due to lack of numbers?

    I'm looking for some PROs and CONs to running '/dev/random' by itself
    (inclusive of zlib 1.1.4, openssl0.9.7, openssh3.5p1).

    Any comments would be appreciated.

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