SYNOPSISopenvas-mkrand [filename [entropy] ]
The OpenVAS 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, OpenVAS will provide OpenSSL with a file full of random bytes generated by openvas-mkrand which is stored by default under $HOME/.rnd. openvas-mkcert and openvas-mkcert-client require user input as a random seed.
By default, openvas-mkrand produces a file stored under $HOME/.rnd containing 1024 bytes of entropy.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE OpenVAS PROJECTThe canonical places where you will find more information about the OpenVAS project are:
openvas-mkrand was written by Michel Arboi <[email protected]>.