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Re: OpenSSH/OpenSSL install on Solaris8
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: OpenSSH/OpenSSL install on Solaris8
- From: Andrew Shugg <andrew_(_at_)_neep_(_dot_)_com_(_dot_)_au>
- Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 23:36:53 +0800
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
> On the exposed box, the only software I had installed was the Solaris
> Core, some extra shells (bash, ksh, etc.) and the YASSP package. No
> window managers, development libraries, nothing...
> The install appeared to go smoothly, but on trying to execute the
> ssh-keygen utility, the program appeared to execute, but then
> hung. Running strings on the build box pointed out some of the shared
> libraries that I did not have, so I installed them as well. Same result,
> ssh-keygen and ssh client both hang. The sshd server, exites complaining
> that it cannot find it's hostkey file (well, yes... since I can't generate
> them, it can't find them).
Solaris does not by default have a /dev/random device. Install the
SKI-* packages off the Solaris CD, or something like EGD which can
provide a hashed random pool similar to the Linux kernel via a Perl
script running as a daemon with a named pipe.
Andrew Shugg <andrew_(_at_)_neep_(_dot_)_com_(_dot_)_au> http://www.neep.com.au/
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