rng-tools-debian 2-unofficial-mt.14-3 source package in Ubuntu


rng-tools-debian (2-unofficial-mt.14-3) unstable; urgency=high

  * Select the current RNG declaratively instead of on config parse
  * Slightly update the TODO file
  * Update package description disambiguating some from rng-tools5

 -- Thorsten Glaser <email address hidden>  Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:38:44 +0100

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rng-tools-debian: 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
 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.

rng-tools-debian-dbgsym: debug symbols for rng-tools-debian