prngd: A daemon designed to act as an entropy source1

The Pseudo Random Number Generator Daemon (PRNGD) offers an EGD compatible interface for obtaining random data. It is intented to be used as an entropy source to feed other software, especially software based on OpenSSL. Like EGD, it calls system programs to collect entropy. Unlike EGD, it does not generate a pool of random bits that can be called from other software. Instead, it feeds the bits gathered into the OpenSSL PRNG, from which the "random bits" are obtained when requested. This way, PRNGD is never drained and can never block (unlike EGD), so it is also suitable to seed inetd-started programs. It also features a seed-save file, so that it is immediately usable after system start.

... part of T2, get it here


Author: Lutz Jaenicke <Lutz [dot] Jaenicke [at] aet [dot] tu-cottbus [dot] de>
Maintainer: The T2 Project <t2 [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: OpenSource
Status: Stable
Version: 0.9.29

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).

Download: prngd-0.9.29.tar.gz

T2 source: prngd.cache
T2 source: prngd.desc

Build time (on reference hardware): 1% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.07 MB, 7 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils coreutils diffutils findutils gawk grep linux-header make sed tar

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).