Package: rng-tools-debian (2-unofficial-mt.14-3)
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daemon to use a Hardware TRNG (classic version)
The rngd daemon acts as a bridge between a Hardware TRNG (true random number generator), such as the ones in some Intel/AMD/VIA chipsets, and the kernel's PRNG (pseudo-random number generator).
It tests the data received from the TRNG using the FIPS 140-2 (2002-10-10) tests to verify that it is indeed random, and feeds the random data to the kernel entropy pool.
This increases the bandwidth of the /dev/random device, from a source that does not depend on outside activity. It may also improve the quality (entropy) of the randomness of /dev/random.
A TRNG kernel module such as hw_random, or some other source of true entropy that is accessible as a device or fifo, is required to use this package.
This is an unofficial version of rng-tools which has been extensively modified to add multithreading and a lot of new functionality. However, most users of newer or high-bandwidth HWRNGs might wish to install the 5.x version of rng-tools, also packaged as rng-tools5, instead; while it lacks some of the new functionality from this version, it offers more performant support for those.
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- dep: libc6 (>= 2.14) [amd64]
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- dep: libc6 (>= 2.17) [arm64, ppc64el]
- dep: libc6 (>= 2.28) [armel, armhf, i386, mips, mipsel]
- dep: libc6 (>= 2.4) [mips64el, s390x]
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|i386||45.7 kB||127.0 kB||[list of files]|
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|s390x||41.9 kB||120.0 kB||[list of files]|