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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 5-1 31.0 kB103.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 5-1 29.1 kB91.0 kB [list of files]
armel 5-1 29.7 kB86.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 5-1 28.7 kB82.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 5-1 29.7 kB86.0 kB [list of files]
i386 5-1 31.7 kB98.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 5-1 27.5 kB88.0 kB [list of files]
mips 5-1 29.6 kB87.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 5-1 29.7 kB97.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 5-1 29.7 kB87.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 5-1 28.8 kB186.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 5-1 30.7 kB188.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 5-1 30.3 kB187.0 kB [list of files]
riscv64 (unofficial port) 5-1 28.3 kB87.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 5-1 28.7 kB91.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 5-1 29.0 kB81.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 5-1 28.1 kB93.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 5-1 30.3 kB94.0 kB [list of files]