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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: 3716 Created: 2011-05-16 14:35 Last Updated: 2017-03-15 17:01 0 Rating/ Voters

The server requires a source of entropy -- i.e., random numbers -- to perform certain cryptographic operations for DNSSEC or generate keys for TSIG. These messages indicate that you have no source of entropy. On systems that use /dev/random or an equivalent device to provide access to the kernel's random number generator, that will be used by default. A source of entropy can also be defined using the random-device option in named.conf, or specified at compile time using configure --with-randomdev.


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