Weird pop3d hang problem (fd blocked?!)
stewart at f8.com.au
Wed Jun 4 21:14:47 EDT 2003
Thanks for your reply Patrick (all 8 of them :) but i was hoping
there'd be a fix that didn't involve compiling.. this is a production
server installed from a debian pkg so compilation isn't really an
option at this stage..
On Thursday, June 5, 2003, at 02:43 AM, Patrick Welche wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 04:41:59PM +1000, Stewart wrote:
>> On Saturday, May 31, 2003, at 01:33 AM, Ken Murchison wrote:
>>> foobar wrote:
>>>> No, I didn't check if I was out of entropy (random).
>>> This is most likely your problem, since the pop3d banner includes a
>>> random challenge for APOP.
>> that sounds very much like what has started happening to me this
>> afternoon. i'm sorry i don't know how to reset my entropy :-) can
>> someone post the fix? (cyrus 2.1 debian ppc)
> cf. the configure option:
> --with-devrandom=PATH set the path to /dev/random /dev/random
> so you could
> as it just gives out pseudo-random numbers once the entropy runs out
> than block.
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