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Bug#700692: ITP: libcrypt-random-seed-perl -- Perl module providing strong randomness for seeding

Package: wnpp
Owner: Salvatore Bonaccorso <carnil@debian.org>
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org,debian-perl@lists.debian.org,dkg@debian.org

* Package name    : libcrypt-random-seed-perl
  Version         : 0.2
  Upstream Author : Dana A Jacobsen <dana@acm.org>
* URL             : https://metacpan.org/release/Crypt-Random-Seed/
* License         : Artistic or GPL-1+
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : Perl module providing strong randomness for seeding

Crypt::Random::Seed implements simple mechanism to get strong
randomness. The main purpose of this module is to provide a simple way
to generate a seed for a PRNG such as Math::Random::ISAAC, for use in
cryptographic key generation, or as the seed for an upstream module
such as Bytes::Random::Secure. Flags for requiring non-blocking sources
are allowed, as well as a very simple method for plugging in a source.

This package is needed to package Bytes::Random::Secure, used by
(Alt::)Crypt::RSA for the final Crypt::OpenPGP package.


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