Thursday, April 25, 2013

Exim4 Error : "Fatal: no entropy gathering module detected"

Exim4 Error : "Fatal: no entropy gathering module detected"
I just want to share with you all the error that I came across regarding exim and here I'm providing the fix for it as well which worked perfectly for me. I tried to send email using 'mail' command which returned me this error message "Fatal: no entropy gathering module detected".

Here is the fix for this that got it working for me!

SSH to your server and perform the following steps :

# cd /dev
Here you can find either URANDOM and/or RANDOM
Delete them.

# rm -rf urandom
# rm -rf random

Now we have to remake both of them and chmod it.
# /sbin/MAKEDEV urandom
# /sbin/MAKEDEV random
# chmod 777 /dev/urandom
# chmod 777 /dev/random

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