March 5, 2007 on 9:55 am | In maemo, maemo-hackers | 2 Comments

Thanks to pwille on #maemo and to Yoram Last, the dropbear-server package now starts up after desktop and uses /dev/urandom as (pseudo) random source. The server now stars after desktop too.

Using /dev/urandom may have some security issues, but there simply seems to be not enough entropy to start up the daemon using real random.


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  1. Mikhail Zabaluev says:

    Is it true that the N800 hardware includes a random number generator? If it is, then the question arises why /dev/random does not tap into it.

  2. inz says:

    I've no idea on neither question...

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