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Source: rng-tools5
Section: utils
Priority: optional
Maintainer: Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org>
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 10), debhelper (>= 9.20160709~) | dh-systemd, autoconf, automake, libgcrypt20-dev
Standards-Version: 4.2.1
Vcs-Browser: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/utils/kernel/rng-tools/rng-tools.git/
Vcs-git: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/kernel/rng-tools/rng-tools.git

Package: rng-tools5
Architecture: any
Depends: ${misc:Depends}, ${shlibs:Depends}
Conflicts: rng-tools
Description: Daemon to use a Hardware TRNG
 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. This may improve the behavior of systems
 which experience low values in /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail
 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. It will take advantage of the RDRAND and RDSEED instructions
 included in some Intel & AMD CPUs.