Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68377
random generator not initialised properly?
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:28:43 EDT
From the "start" section of /etc/rc.d/init.d/random
action $"Initializing random number generator: " /bin/true
chmod 600 $random_seed
dd if=/dev/urandom of=$random_seed count=1 bs=512 2>/dev/null
I could be mistaken, but it appears to me that the input and output of dd are
the wrong way round for this to actually feed any entropy into the random number
Closing this myself, as reporter. This is not a bug.
I hadn't read the script carefully enough: it is a previous line that
initialises the random generator ("cat /var/tmp/random-seed >/dev/urandom").
Sorry to take your time.