ssh, sshd and sftp fail with Unable to open /dev/urandom and PRNG is not seeded (Doc ID 1574190.1)

Last updated on MARCH 22, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 11.1 to 11.1 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ssh and sftp fail as follows:

# sftp -oPort=22 ss75volldap12
Connecting to ss75volldap12...
Unable to open /dev/urandom:
Couldn't read packet: Bad file number

sshd start fails as follows:

# ./sshd start
# PRNG is not seeded

Cause

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