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OpenSSL hangs on Win2k3

Posted on 2006-11-06
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When I attempt to generate a private key (in order to ultimatly generate a csr) OpenSSL seems to hang. below is what I'm using and the results...

openssl genrsa -des3 -out domain.com.key 1024

returns:

Loading 'screen' into random state  -


That's it, it simply sits there the the loading line until you hit ctrl+c. I tried to different binaries for openssl, and have got the same result on both.

The server is running win2k3, with apache2
any help would be appriciated
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Not really sure, but maybe openSSL waits for entropy to be filled for this request? Try moving mouse - this should produce some randomness entropy.
alternative: openssl genrsa -des3 -rand c:\path\to\big\and\random.file -out domain.com.key 1024
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