rng-tools-debian 2.1 source package in Ubuntu


rng-tools-debian (2.1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Convert to native package
  * Fix possible strncpy buffer overflow
  * Modernise packaging (taken from MagicPoint), bump Policy
  * Work around autotools/libtool causing a binutils ar(1) warning
  * Architecture: linux-any (it won’t work on Hurd or kFreeBSD)

 -- Thorsten Glaser <email address hidden>  Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:05:08 +0200

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Groovy release on 2020-04-24 universe misc
Focal release on 2019-10-18 universe misc
Eoan release on 2019-08-17 universe misc


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rng-tools-debian_2.1.dsc 1.7 KiB 201edf23f0d41c9f464c336dac00b9fad4e5438543e526da39608e00d946c12f
rng-tools-debian_2.1.tar.xz 50.0 KiB 430510cc9cd6ea1828da4f6ee5b086808b9c5e5a6a5ebf6b09a714883c09bc89

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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