[Icecast] No PRNG seed configured. PRNG is insecure.

Damian db76 at riseup.net
Mon Aug 8 11:50:36 UTC 2022

Okay, so I feel pretty silly right now because I found the PRNG config settings at the bottom of the icecast.xml file.
I uncommented the following two lines (which I think is the correct thing to do) but I am not confident. 
Regardless, I don’t get any more error massage. 

<prng-seed type="read-write" size="1024">/var/cache/icecast.prng-seed</prng-seed>
<prng-seed type="profile">linux</prng-seed>

Can anyone confirm whether I am on the right track and whether the other two PRNG settings are also necessary?

I am running icecast 2.5 on Debian 10


> On 6 Aug 2022, at 17:31AEST, Damian <db76 at riseup.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am migrating from icecast 2.4.4 and testing version 2.5.
> I have installed on Debian 10 via source. Everything is working, although I can see in the Icecast admin page and also in the logs the following message:
> No PRNG seed configured. PRNG is insecure
> I am not sure how to troubleshoot this, so any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
> This looks to be related to TSL/SSL. I have the public and private parts of my key together in a PEM, if this helps with diagnosing the issue.
> Regards
> Damian
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