Package: rng-tools (2-unofficial-mt.14-1)
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Daemon to use a Hardware TRNG
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.
Other Packages Related to rng-tools
- dep: libc6 (>= 2.13) [s390x]
- GNU C Library: Shared libraries
also a virtual package provided by libc6-udeb
- dep: libc6 (>= 2.17) [arm64, ppc64el]
- dep: libc6 (>= 2.3.2) [amd64]
- dep: libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6~) [i386]
- dep: libc6 (>= 2.4) [armel, armhf, mips, mipsel, powerpc]
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|arm64||38.3 kB||155.0 kB||[list of files]|
|armel||44.5 kB||196.0 kB||[list of files]|
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|i386||45.1 kB||196.0 kB||[list of files]|
|mips||42.7 kB||196.0 kB||[list of files]|
|mipsel||42.6 kB||196.0 kB||[list of files]|
|powerpc||42.9 kB||196.0 kB||[list of files]|
|ppc64el||38.4 kB||91.0 kB||[list of files]|
|s390x||47.6 kB||167.0 kB||[list of files]|