[ntp:questions] ntpd crashing on startup

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Tue Nov 6 17:12:53 UTC 2007

On 2007-11-06, Ulrich Windl <Ulrich.Windl at RZ.Uni-Regensburg.DE> wrote:

> Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org> writes:
>> crypto randfile /dev/urandom
> Shouldn't it be /dev/random? (Urandom is not truely random AFAIK)

According to the discussion at http://lwn.net/Articles/185260/ this view
may be FUD.

There is more discussion of /dev/random vs /dev/urandom at:


Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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