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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.
rng-tools, unofficial Debian fork ================================= NOTICE: This is an unofficial version of rng-tools with a lot of added functionality and bugs, for which I assume total blame. Don't bother rng-tools upstream with problems you find in this version of rng-tools. rng-tools unofficial-mt is a living reminder to myself to not modify upstream code without sending the changes upstre more»
RNGTEST(1) RNGTEST(1) NAME rngtest - Check the randomness of data using FIPS 140-2 tests SYNOPSIS rngtest [-c n | --blockcount=n] [-b n | --blockstats=n] [-t n | --timedstats=n] [-p | --pipe] [-?] [--help] [-V] [--ver‐ sion] DESCRIPTION rngtest works on blocks of 20000 bits at a time, using the more»
RNGD(8) RNGD(8) NAME rngd - Check and feed random data from an entropy source (e.g. hardware RNG device) to an entropy sink (e.g. kernel entropy pool) SYNOPSIS rngd [-b | --background | -f | --foreground] [-p file | --pidfile=file] [-B n | --rng-buffers=n] [--hrng=name] [-R name | more»
rng-tools (2-unofficial-mt.14-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream version: + Work around more»
Fri Jun 17 2011 Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <email@example.com> * Work around CPU errata: Nano xstore more»
$Id: TODO,v 220.127.116.11 2008-06-10 19:51:37 hmh Exp $ ! do not try to use /dev/foo in VIAPadlock mode more»
This package was assembled by Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <firstname.lastname@example.org>, based on previous work b more»