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Bug#901812: ITP: jitterentropy-rngd -- Jitter RNG Daemon

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Luca Boccassi <bluca@xxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : jitterentropy-rngd
  Version         : 1.0.8
  Upstream Author : Stephan Mueller <smueller@xxxxxxxxxx>
* URL             : http://www.chronox.de/jent.html
* License         : BSD-3-Clause OR GPL-2
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Jitter RNG Daemon

Upstream description:

"Using the Jitter RNG core, the rngd provides an entropy source that
feeds into the Linux /dev/random device if its entropy runs low. It
updates the /dev/random entropy estimator such that the newly provided
entropy unblocks /dev/random.

The seeding of /dev/random also ensures that /dev/urandom benefits from
entropy. Especially during boot time, when the entropy of Linux is low,
the Jitter RNGd provides a source of sufficient entropy."

Upstream repository:


Unless there are strong objections, I will upload this later this week.

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi

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