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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.

Tags: User Interface: Daemon, Networking: Server, Role: Program

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Architecture Version Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 2-unofficial-mt.14-1 45.2 kB208.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 2-unofficial-mt.14-1+b2 42.1 kB121.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 2-unofficial-mt.14-1+b2 39.0 kB119.0 kB [list of files]
armel 2-unofficial-mt.14-1+b2 41.5 kB122.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 2-unofficial-mt.14-1+b2 40.6 kB102.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 2-unofficial-mt.14-1 40.5 kB172.0 kB [list of files]
i386 2-unofficial-mt.14-1+b2 41.8 kB114.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 2-unofficial-mt.14-1 42.9 kB188.0 kB [list of files]
mips 2-unofficial-mt.14-1+b2 39.7 kB125.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 2-unofficial-mt.14-1+b2 39.7 kB129.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 2-unofficial-mt.14-1+b2 40.0 kB125.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 2-unofficial-mt.14-1 38.3 kB107.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 2-unofficial-mt.14-1+b1 38.5 kB120.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 2-unofficial-mt.14-1+b2 39.0 kB191.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 2-unofficial-mt.14-1+b2 41.1 kB128.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 2-unofficial-mt.14-1 43.5 kB196.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 2-unofficial-mt.14-1 43.2 kB196.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 2-unofficial-mt.14-1 45.0 kB152.0 kB [list of files]