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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 45170] New: Should use /dev/urandom for entroy
Date Mon, 09 Jun 2008 18:55:49 GMT

           Summary: Should use /dev/urandom for entroy
           Product: APR
           Version: HEAD
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: APR
        AssignedTo: bugs@apr.apache.org
        ReportedBy: candrews@molecular.com

APR presently uses /dev/random for entropy. Since /dev/random blocks if no
entropy is available, and on servers, entropy tends not be generated too
quickly, applications that are used often then use APR to get entropy tend to
block and hence become useless.

I reported this bug in mod_auth_cas here, and the developer pointed me to the
APR, so I created this bug report. Here's the original issue:

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