rndc-confgen -a goes off forever
stanb at panix.com
Fri Jan 30 07:44:00 PST 2004
On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 03:33:50PM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 10:22:14AM -0500, stan wrote:
> > I'm trying to set up bind 9 on a 4.9 STABLE machine.
> > Looking in theprots message file, it says tehat I need to generate a source
> > of random numberes by using rndc-confgen -a. When I type this command, it
> > never returns (It's been linke 10 minutes). and to shos that it's not using
> > any CPU cycles. I am running this as root.
> > What am I doing wrong?
> Actually it says you need to set up a source of randomness /so that/
> rndc-confgen will work in a reasonable amount of time.
> Take a look at rndcontrol(8) and then at the output of
> vmstat -i
> so that you can choose two or three interrupts that occur relatively
> frequently and enable those as feeds for the entropy source. Nb.
> don't try enabling the clk or rtc interrupts for this purpose: those
> tick at regular intervals, and the whole point is to exploit the
> random spacing between interrupts. Use rndcontrol(8) to turn on the
> entropy harvesting, and then leave the system to work for a while and
> gather a bit of entropy. After that rndc-confgen(8) should work fine.
Thanks for your help here.
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