Use /dev/random for Random Number Data Generation
Required User Role: Root user
If your organization requires
Unlike /dev/urandom, /dev/random blocks HTTPS and SSL/TLS functions if there is not enough entropy to perform the functions. The functions resume after the system generates enough entropy.
Note: If /dev/random blocks during an installation or upgrade, the system waits up to 10 minutes for more entropy to be generated before halting the operation.
Tenable does not recommend using /dev/random unless required by your organization.
To use /dev/random for random number data generation in
Log in to Tenable.sc via the command line interface (CLI).
In the CLI in
Tenable.sc, run the following command:
Tenable.screcognizes the environment variable and uses /dev/random.
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