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authorSimon L. B. Nielsen <simon@FreeBSD.org>2009-06-07 19:56:18 +0000
committerSimon L. B. Nielsen <simon@FreeBSD.org>2009-06-07 19:56:18 +0000
commit518099af59fbde0e7140459c76f59c9ac24bdf9c (patch)
tree873f9f63931a5d069bbcb053ea49eec4a92802dc /doc/crypto
parentc285625302c2411508052af6f109be9f6b789379 (diff)
Import OpenSSL 0.9.8k.vendor/openssl/0.9.8k
Notes: svn path=/vendor-crypto/openssl/dist/; revision=193645 svn path=/vendor-crypto/openssl/0.9.8k/; revision=193646; tag=vendor/openssl/0.9.8k
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1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/doc/crypto/RAND_egd.pod b/doc/crypto/RAND_egd.pod
index 079838ea2e4a..8b8c61d161b1 100644
--- a/doc/crypto/RAND_egd.pod
+++ b/doc/crypto/RAND_egd.pod
@@ -45,8 +45,11 @@ EGD is available from http://www.lothar.com/tech/crypto/ (C<perl
Makefile.PL; make; make install> to install). It is run as B<egd>
I<path>, where I<path> is an absolute path designating a socket. When
RAND_egd() is called with that path as an argument, it tries to read
-random bytes that EGD has collected. The read is performed in
-non-blocking mode.
+random bytes that EGD has collected. RAND_egd() retrieves entropy from the
+daemon using the daemon's "non-blocking read" command which shall
+be answered immediately by the daemon without waiting for additional
+entropy to be collected. The write and read socket operations in the
+communication are blocking.
Alternatively, the EGD-interface compatible daemon PRNGD can be used. It is
available from