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SSL (patch 5)

From: Bear Giles <bgiles(at)coyotesong(dot)com>
To: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: SSL (patch 5)
Date: 2002-05-25 04:30:13
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Patch to add initialization from entropy source, either a
file ($HOME/.postgresql/.rand, $DataDir/.rand) or the
/dev/urandom device.

This is intended to reduce the ability of an attacker to
predict our "random" keys.

The random file can be generated with the OpenSSL command:
openssl rand -out .rand 1024.  



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