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What do "no source of entropy found" or "could not open entropy source foo" mean?
Author: ISC Support Reference Number: AA-00309 Views: 3301 Created: 2011-05-16 14:35 Last Updated: 2014-02-05 12:25 0 Rating/ Voters

The server requires a source of entropy to perform certain operations, mostly DNSSEC related. These messages indicate that you have no source of entropy. On systems with /dev/random or an equivalent, it is used by default. A source of entropy can also be defined using the random-device option in named.conf.


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