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Bug#216031: ITP: rng-tools -- Daemon to use the hardware RNG on x86 motherboards

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : rng-tools
  Version         : 1.0
  Upstream Author : Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@mandrakesoft.com>
* URL             : http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel/
* License         : GPL
  Description     : Daemon to use a hardware RNG

This package provides rngd, a daemon that feeds data from a random number
generator to the kernel's random number entropy pool, after first checking
the data to ensure that it is properly random.  

By default rngd gets its random data from /dev/hwrandom.  /dev/hwrandom is
provided by the hw_random kernel module, which supports the hardware RNGs
in Intel, AMD and VIA CPUs, with recent chipsets.  However, rngd can
collect its data from any suitably random source.

This package supersedes the intel-rng-tools package, which is no longer
being maintained.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux helium 2.6.0-test4 #1 Wed Oct 15 05:15:59 EDT 2003 i686

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