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Re: curl-6.5 and openssl-0.9.5 random number seed problem

From: Richard Chen <qchen_at_snet.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 09:32:30 -0500

Silly me. I did not realize the install step did not finish
correctly due a system crash at the time. So indeed I was using
curl 6.4 which is in my $PATH which gave me the problem.

Thanks a lot for your help!

Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>
> On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, Richard Chen wrote:
>
> > I have justed installed curl on a solaris 2.6 box with openssl
> > installed. When trying any https sites, I get the error:
> >
> > curl: (35) SSL: error:24064064:random number
> > generator:SSLEAY_RAND_BYTES:prng not seeded
> >
> > The CHANGES file says that a seed related problem is fixed. What gives?
>
> (Line 176 to 185 in lib/ssluse.c contains the fix that I thought the
> documentation at http://www.openssl.org/docs/crypto/RAND_add.html describes.)
>
> For this reason I just installed openssl 0.9.5 on my solaris 2.6 box here
> (SunOS pm1 5.6 Generic_105181-16 sun4u sparc sun4u) and I don't get any
> problems. I tried https://sourceforge.net as well as https://www.openssl.org.
>
> You aren't simply using an older curl by mistake?
>
> My Linux-box using kernel 2.2.12 doesn't show any problems either.
>
> --
> Daniel Stenberg - http://www.contactor.se/~dast - +46-705-44 31 77
> ech`echo xiun|tr nu oc|sed 'sx\([sx]\)\([xoi]\)xo un\2\1 is xg'`ol
Received on 2000-03-15

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