ssh error "PRNG is not seeded"

Kris Kennaway kris at
Wed Feb 4 10:35:36 PST 2004

On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 05:04:24PM +0100, Didier WIROTH wrote:
> Hi,
> I've chosen "do want to login via ssh=NO" (can't exactly remember but it was
> a similar question) during setup of freebsd5.2, now, when I try to use scp
> or ssh client I get the following error message:
> "PRNG is not seeded"
> How can I solve the problem?!

Have you built a custom kernel?  You may have removed support for the
(effectively mandatory) 'random' device; add it back or kldload the

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