Re: Couldn't connect to PRNGD socket

From: Torkel Mathisen (tmat@ergo.not)
Date: 02/22/02


From: Torkel Mathisen <tmat@ergo.not>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 11:31:22 +0100

In article <3c76161a@mailgate.hag.hilti.com>, skaghk@hotmail.com says...
> After upgradein a Solaris 2.6 box fom OpenSSH_2.9p2 to OpenSSH_3.0.2p1, I
> can't start ssh(d) any more. The Installation itself was successfull, bit
> whenever I try to start the shell or the daemon, I get the following error
> message:
>
> <snip>
> # /etc/init.d/sshd start
> starting SSHD daemon Couldn't connect to PRNGD socket
> "/var/spool/prngd/pool": No such file or directory
> Entropy collection failed and entropy exhausted
> #
> # ssh miraculix
> Couldn't connect to PRNGD socket "/var/spool/prngd/pool": No such file or
> directory
> Entropy collection failed and entropy exhausted
> #
> </snip>
>
> What the hell is a PRNGD socket? I didnt find anything about it on the man
> pages.

Take a look at http://www.sunfreeware.com/openssh.html

Regards,
Torkel

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