Weird pop3d hang problem (fd blocked?!)

Patrick Welche prlw1 at
Wed Jun 4 12:43:00 EDT 2003

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 rather
than block.



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