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Re: Question about message "your system is lacking dev/random (or equivalent)"

From: Mark Andrews <marka_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Apr 20 2010 - 02:56:18 GMT
To: Warren Kumari <>

This is the warning message named emits when it can't find /dev/random.

20-Apr-2010 02:46:35.879 could not open entropy source /dev/random: file not found

The message, in question, is NOT emitted by named if it has been
correctly linked. I suspect that the wrong shared library is being

Named only needs /dev/random to generate new signature when DSA or
NSEC3DSA is being used to sign dynamic zones.

Named does NOT need /dev/random to validate responses.

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