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Package: rng-tools (2-unofficial-mt.12-1ubuntu3) [universe]

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Please consider filing a bug or asking a question via Launchpad before contacting the maintainer directly.

Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):

  • Henrique de Moraes Holschuh

It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.

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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.

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  • dep: libc6 (>= 2.4)
    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared libraries
    also a virtual package provided by libc6-udeb
  • dep: libtspi1
    open-source TCG Software Stack (library)
  • dep: makedev (>= 2.3.1-77)
    creates device files in /dev
    or udev (>= 0.053)
    rule-based device node and kernel event manager

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