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Clock randomness gathering daemon

The Clock randomness gathering daemon gathers system randomness from fluctuations between different physical high-frequency clocks in a system. The randomness is tested with FIPS, and if this is successful, fed into the system entropy pool. It is especially useful for systems without real hardware random number generators.

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  •  17 Dec 2002 03:06

    Release Notes: All the autoconf and automake stuff was added, along with a manual page and some more documentation.

    •  12 Nov 2002 13:15

      Release Notes: A interrupt changed flag was not declared as volatile, so if the code was compiled with optimizations it was likely not to work correctly. This bug has now been fixed.

      •  09 Nov 2002 07:38

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        Recent comments

        25 Dec 2002 14:59 fvh

        makefile
        I wrote a patch which adds a makefile to clrngd. It also contains code so that clrngd will fork itself into the background to become a daemon.
        You can find the patch here: http://www.vanheusden.com/Linux/clrngd.tar.gz

        09 Nov 2002 13:58 apdim

        Very nice idea
        Totally cool!

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