Opened 22 years ago

Closed 21 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#40 closed defect (fixed)

RFE: instructions for /dev/(u)random

Reported by: sklein@… Owned by: llawrence@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: ~CVS
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: sklein@…


Instructions for creating and maintaining /dev/(u)random have been requested as a FAQ item. The FAQ maintainer thinks they would better fit BLFS.

These instructions entail the creation of two devices and a boot script (to carry entropy across shutdown). Full details are in random(4) on a typical LFS system.

Change History (9)

comment:1 by markh@…, 22 years ago

The devices are already created by MAKEDEV on a typical LFS system so it's just a matter of writing the script.

comment:2 by llawrence@…, 21 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to llawrence@…
Status: newassigned

comment:3 by llawrence@…, 21 years ago


  • /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S15random is not executable, skipping
  • /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S400gpm is not executable, skipping

chmod +x /etc/rc.d/init.d/random /etc/rc.d/init.d/gpm -- command needs to be added after EOF for script just created

also affects openssh

comment:4 by llawrence@…, 21 years ago

Remove link to rc1.d and set rc2.d to a Sxxrandom.

rc2.d is a startup mode (without networking), so all non-networking startups from rc3.d should be there and all networking stops from rc0.d should be there.

Thanks to Mark for questioning this.

comment:5 by markh@…, 21 years ago

should be fixed in the book. Larry, can you close it please

comment:6 by llawrence@…, 21 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:7 by markh@…, 21 years ago

Milestone: 1.0

comment:8 by larry@…, 21 years ago

Severity: enhancementnormal

comment:9 by (none), 15 years ago

Milestone: 1.0

Milestone 1.0 deleted

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