Paramiko bugs out on windows 2003 server

Tarun Kapoor tkapoor at
Mon Mar 24 21:50:19 CET 2008

I am using the paramiko library to pull a data from a server using SFTP.
It works perfect on a windows xp machine but bugs out a windows 2003
server. I get the following error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "S:\Temp\", line 5, in ?
    import paramiko
  File "C:\Python23\lib\paramiko\", line 69, in ?
    from transport import randpool, SecurityOptions, Transport
  File "C:\Python23\lib\paramiko\", line 32, in ?
    from paramiko import util
  File "C:\Python23\lib\paramiko\", line 31, in ?
    from paramiko.common import *
  File "C:\Python23\lib\paramiko\", line 98, in ?
    from osrandom import OSRandomPool
  File "C:\Python23\lib\paramiko\", line 54, in ?
    raise ImportError("Cannot find OS entropy source")
ImportError: Cannot find OS entropy source

Anyone knows how to solve it ?
Tarun Kapoor


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