' Openssl.cnf ' and ' .rand ' file

White Hat pigskin_referee at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 10 11:22:20 PST 2007

openssl 0.9.7e-p1 25 Oct 2004

I have not been able to find an answer to this question on Google, so I figured I had better ask it here.
In the '/etc/ssl/openssl.cnf' file, there is an entry for:
    RANDFILE    = $dir/private/.rand    # private random number file
Well, that file does not exist. I cannot find it anywhere on my system and I have not been able to figure out how to create it.
Also, where could I locate some information on the 'openssl.cnf' file. There does not appear to be a 'man' page for it. I would like some more information on what all of the settings mean and possibly how to set them for my particular needs.
White Hat 
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