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Re: problem with RSA keys on HP-UX 11

From: David Douthitt
Subject: Re: problem with RSA keys on HP-UX 11
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 17:20:45 -0500

On Thursday, July 31, 2003, at 01:26  PM, Chip Seraphine wrote:

I had a similar issue with Solaris 2.8/intel. When I generated keys on another machine (a Linux box) and copied them over, everything was fine.

After much mucking about, I finally determined that the problem was in the
openssl libraries I had installed on this box.

I've installed SSH (which uses SSL) on both HP-UX and Solaris for Intel. As I recall, both systems have problems with not having a suitable source of entropy to use; specifically, neither system supports /dev/random.

I remember there was a patch for Solaris 8 and up to fix this; the HP-UX solution was to use some other source of entropy (EGRP?). I seem to recall SSH using various system statistics to generate enough randomness for this purpose.

Does this provide any solutions for you all?

I never did use Cfengine under Solaris, but do use it (cfengine v2.0.4) on HP-UX 10 and 11 every day.

David Douthitt
UNIX SysAdmin - HP/UX, UnixWare, Linux
LPIC-1, Linux+

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