[Openswan dev] [Announce] Openswan 2.4.10 Released

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Wed Nov 7 09:11:51 EST 2007

On Wed, 7 Nov 2007, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:

> I forgot to mention that the installation hung for a long time before
> completing.  I suspect that the problem is that the kernel random
> number generator collects entropy very slowly.

Why do you need entropy to install the package? There is no hostkey
generated on install (only on first startup).

> Does anybody have a suggestion for improving the amount of entropy in
> a router without radical hardware changes?

The openwrt stock openswan replaced all calls to /dev/random with calls
to /dev/urandom. I did not use that patch for my package.

Building and integrating Virtual Private Networks with Openswan:

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