/dev/random in jails

Christopher Cowart ccowart at rescomp.berkeley.edu
Thu Jul 19 04:50:36 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 09:49:12PM -0700, Christopher Cowart wrote:
> $ dd if=/dev/random bs=1 count=12 2>/dev/null | openssl base64
> Should give you a base64 encoding of some random data (base64 to prevent
> it from messing up your terminal) if /dev/random is working.

I meant to point if=jailroot/dev/random. Testing /dev/random for the
host OS isn't going to be too meaningful.

Chris Cowart
Lead Systems Administrator
Network & Infrastructure Services, RSSP-IT
UC Berkeley
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