[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: new kernel messes up dropbear??

From: sean seandarcy2 at gmail.com
Date: Sat Dec 2 03:15:55 EET 2006
Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 04:28:11PM -0500, sean wrote:
>> Trying to generate key pairs with dropbearkey:
>> Will output 1024 bit dss secret key to '/root/.ssh/id_dsa'
>> Generating key, this may take a while...
>> Warning: Reading the random source seems to have blocked.
>> If you experience problems, you probably need to find a 
>> better entropy source.
> What does 
>   cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail
> show in a terminal?
> I see 292, which seems a bit low.  My desktop has 3586.
> Marius Gedminas

  cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail

which seems way low. How do you increase the entropy? Moving 
the stylus around the screen?

When it is low, I can't ssh into the 770, and, more 
importantly, ssh from the 770 to the mother ship. It's 
really irritating.

I don't have anything else running. What else could be using 
the kernel entropy?


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