rng-tools binary package in Ubuntu Bionic amd64

 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. 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
 This is an unofficial version of rng-tools which has been extensively
 modified to add multithreading and a lot of new functionality.

Publishing history

Date Status Target Pocket Component Section Priority Phased updates Version
  2018-04-04 12:55:07 UTC Published Ubuntu Bionic amd64 release universe utils Optional 5-0ubuntu4
  • Published
  • Copied from ubuntu bionic-proposed amd64 in Primary Archive for Ubuntu
  Deleted Ubuntu Bionic amd64 proposed universe utils Optional 5-0ubuntu4
  • Removal requested .
  • Deleted by Ubuntu Archive Robot

    moved to release

  • Published
  2018-04-04 12:56:49 UTC Superseded Ubuntu Bionic amd64 release universe utils Optional 5-0ubuntu3
  • Removal requested .
  • Superseded by amd64 build of rng-tools 5-0ubuntu4 in ubuntu bionic PROPOSED
  • Published
  • Copied from ubuntu vivid-proposed amd64 in Primary Archive for Ubuntu