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Re: Tor does not support W95

<mark485anderson@xxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 23:33:05 -0400, phobos@xxxxxxxxxx said:
>> I'm looking for the actual text from the dos window when running tor.
>> Does it really simply say "Cannot start random no. generator"?
> [notice] Tor opening new log file.
> [err] crypto_seed_rng(): Can't get CryptoAPI provider [1]
> [err] tor_init(): Unable to seed random number generator. Exiting.
> also get line two above with earlier version that supports win95 but is
> not anonymous. guess I can't have anonymity and a working version at the
> same time :-)

The earlier versions forgot to check whether one of the functions called
from crypto_seed_rng() failed. Obviously the call still failed on your
system in those releases, but tor carried on anyway which is bad as it's
wouldn't have been properly seeded.

Which version of Windows 95 are you using? I have used tor on win95 osr2
it works with no problems.

The functions that seed the rng are located in advapi32.dll.  What
of this file do you have? You can check by right clicking, select

Maybe you are using the very first windows 95 release which didn't come
these functions. All you probably need to do is retrieve a later version
advapi32.dll and simply replace your one with it. The updated advapi32
came with Internet Explorer versions. You don't need to install Internet
Explorer, just extract the file from the compressed cab file. You can
find it on many dll download sites.
  William Popowich

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