[Pkg-exim4-users] SMTP timeout with Exim4 (entropy bug)

Johan Thelmén jth at home.se
Fri Dec 30 15:28:41 UTC 2005

fredagen den 30 december 2005 15.29 skrev Jeremiah Foster:
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 02:10:47PM +0100, Jeremiah Foster wrote:
> > I am not sure why exim4 has suddenly changed its behavior and 
> > refuses to send SMTP mail. Can someone advise?
> http://wiki.debian.org/PkgExim4KnownBugsInSarge, third bullet?
> Yep, my entropy is: 0
> Should I disable my SMTP for the time being so people can 
> send mail? That is probably the only option.

I found another workaround on the net.  I temporaly removed /dev/random and 
created it with the mknod values from /dev/urandom or if it was the other 
way around. Then /etc/init.d/exim4 restart

Later I upgraded the kernel to 2.6.12 or if it was 2.6.14 and the problem 
went away.

Johan Thelmén
Sweden Falun

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