Question

urandom?

Posted May 28, 2013 4.3k views
Do we not need to run urandom service at startup? It's not enabled in Debian 7.0 droplet by default. Also, the system runs console-kit-daemon startup. There's no init script for consolekit, why is it launched?

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You can enable it to run on start-up if you want.

As for console-kit-daemon, I suggest you take a look at https://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/8489/console-kit-daemon-what-is-this-service-for/?answer=13364#post-id-13364
I wanted to know if there's any reason for leaving urandom disabled. I use another VPS in Xen environment with different provider and it's disabled there as well. I'm not very familiar with virtualization
There isn't a specific reason why urandom is disabled. If you need it, you can configure it to run on start-up.
I was wrong - only looked at /etc/rc2.d, but urandom is in /etc/rcS.d which executes, too.
urandom is enabled after all by default.
I wish next Debian release switched its init system to systemd :)
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