Terrible performance and Upgrade

Sebastian Hagedorn Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de
Mon Feb 9 12:02:14 EST 2004


--On Montag, 9. Februar 2004 15:48 Uhr +0000 Matthew baker <m at wheres.co.uk> 

>> Long login times are often caused by
>> insufficient entropy in the system.
> Sorry, I'm not familiar with that phrase. Do you mean I need to define
> somewhere in the configuration or compile time /dev/random or
> /dev/urandom?

yes, /dev/random blocks when it runs out of entropy whereas /dev/urandom 
becomes not-so-random in that case. AFAIK it's still random enough for 
general purposes ...

> I see the compile option in cyrus-sasl. Am I barking up the
> wrong tree?

No, it's the right one, provided that's really your problem.

Cheers, Sebastian Hagedorn
Sebastian Hagedorn M.A. - RZKR-R1 (Gebäude 52), Zimmer 18
Zentrum für angewandte Informatik - Universitätsweiter Service RRZK
Universität zu Köln / Cologne University - Tel. +49-221-478-5587
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