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

Jason Lunz lunz at falooley.org
Fri Dec 30 23:30:28 UTC 2005

jeremiah.foster at gmail.com said:
>> 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

Doing this has security implications. I wrote up the hack I used and
added it to the above wiki page.


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