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Re: translator for /dev/random and /dev/urandom

From: Oystein Viggen
Subject: Re: translator for /dev/random and /dev/urandom
Date: 23 Jun 2001 18:47:12 +0200
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Quoth Marcus Brinkmann: 

>   Use --seed-file to store a seed file across reboots (in /var/run).

At least in Debian GNU hurd, the boot scripts seem to do this:

if test -d /var/run; then
  (cd /var/run && { rm -rf -- *; cp /dev/null utmp; chmod 644 utmp; })

Wouldn't this make /var/run an exceptionally bad place for storing stuff
across reboots?

Ebg13 arire tbrf bhg bs fglyr..

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