ssh error "PRNG is not seeded"

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Wed Feb 4 11:01:28 PST 2004

On Wed, 4 Feb 2004 10:35:20 -0800
Kris Kennaway <kris at> wrote:

> 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
> module.

Hm, I remember having this issue a few days ago and it magically
disappeared, if memory serves; if not I had a slightly (few deay)
kernel/world out of sync. But the kernel had random.

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