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rng-tools - Random number generator related utilities

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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Manual pages

rngtest(1)

rngtest - Check the randomness of data using FIPS 140-2 tests

rngd(8)

rngd - Check and feed random data from hardware device to kernel random device

Latest updates

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Fedora rawhide development/Server-os: Updated from 6.9-2.fc32 to 6.9-3.fc32

2020-02-08
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Fedora rawhide development/Everything-os: Updated from 6.9-2.fc32 to 6.9-3.fc32

2020-02-08
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Fedora rawhide development/Everything-os: Updated from 6.9-1.fc32 to 6.9-2.fc32

2020-01-16
  • Correct default pkcs11 path on 32 bit arch (bz 1788083)
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Fedora rawhide development/Server-os: Updated from 6.9-1.fc32 to 6.9-2.fc32

2020-01-16
  • Correct default pkcs11 path on 32 bit arch (bz 1788083)
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Fedora 31 releases/Server-os: Version 6.7-3.fc31 introduced

2020-01-07
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Fedora 31 releases/Everything-os: Version 6.7-3.fc31 introduced

2020-01-07
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OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 oss: Version 5-lp152.3.3 introduced

2020-01-07
  • 90-hwrng.rules: Improve udev rule, autostart rngd only
    when there are hwrng drivers available and one is actually bound to the device.
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CentOS 7.7.1908 os: Version 6.3.1-4.el7 introduced

2020-01-07
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Ubuntu 20.04 focal/universe: Version 5-1ubuntu2 introduced

2020-01-07
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Fedora rawhide development/Everything-os: Updated from 6.7-3.fc31 to 6.9-1.fc32

2019-12-18
  • update to latest upstream
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2019-12-18
  • update to latest upstream
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Arch rolling community/os: Updated from 6.8-1 to 6.9-1

2019-12-18
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2019-11-11
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Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5-1ubuntu2 reintroduced

2019-10-10
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2019-10-10
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2019-10-10
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2019-10-10
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2019-09-25
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2019-09-25
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2019-09-25

Related packages

rng-tools-debian - daemon to use a Hardware TRNG (classic version)
rng-tools-debuginfo - Debug information for package rng-tools
rng-tools-debugsource - Debug sources for package rng-tools
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