PRNGD - Pseudo Random Number Generator Daemon
- This is the PRNGD "Pseudo Random Number Generator Daemon".
It offers an EGD compatible interface to obtain random data and 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.
Rather more 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.
This software is free. You can do with it whatever you want.
I would however kindly ask you to acknowledge the use of this
package, if you are going use it in your software, which you might
be going to distribute. I would also like to receive a note if you
are a satisfied user :-)
This software is provided ``as is''. You are using it at your own risk.
I will take no liability in any case.
This software is in beta state. I wouldn't release anything to the public
that I would not use myself :-)
EGD - Entropy Gathering Daemon the original thing