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NESSUS-MKRAND

Section: User Manuals (1)
Updated: September 2001
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NAME

nessus-mkrand - Creates a file with random bytes

 

SYNOPSIS

nessus-mkrand [filename [entropy] ]

 

DESCRIPTION

The Nessus Security Scanner protects the communication between the client and the server by using SSL. To work securely, the OpenSSL library needs a suitable amount of random bytes. On most system, it uses EGD or /dev/random (or /dev/urandom).

On systems which have none of these, Nessus will provide OpenSSL with a file full of random bytes generated by nessus-mkrand which is stored by default under $HOME/.rnd. nessus-mkcert and nessus-mkcert-client require user input as a random seed.

By default, nessus-mkrand produces a file stored under $HOME/.rnd containing 1024 bytes of entropy.

 

SEE ALSO

nessus-adduser(8), nessusd(8), nessus(1), nessus-mkcert(8), nessus-mkcert-client(1), openssl(1)

 

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NESSUS PROJECT

The canonical places where you will find more information about the Nessus project are:

http://www.nessus.org/ (Official site)
http://cvs.nessus.org/ (Developers site)

   

 

AUTHOR

nessus-mkrand was written by Michel Arboi <[email protected]>.


 

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