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Fedora 7 Update: egd-0.9-1.fc7



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2008-2441
2008-03-13 05:54:33
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Name        : egd
Product     : Fedora 7
Version     : 0.9
Release     : 1.fc7
URL         : http://egd.sourceforge.net/
Summary     : Entropy Gathering Daemon
Description :
EGD is an Entropy Gathering Daemon meant to be used on systems that can run GPG
but which don't have a convenient (or reliable) source of random bits. It is a
regular user-space program that sits around, running programs like 'w' and
'last' and 'vmstat', collecting the randomness (or at least the
unpredictability) inherent in the output of these system statistics programs
when used on a reasonably busy system. It slowly stirs the output of these
gathering programs into a pool of entropy, much like the linux kernel device,
and allows other programs to read out random bits from this pool.

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Update Information:

Initial release: egd: EGD is an Entropy Gathering Daemon meant to be used on
systems that can run GPG but which don't have a convenient (or reliable) source
of random bits. It is a regular user-space program that sits around, running
programs like 'w' and 'last' and 'vmstat', collecting the randomness (or at
least the unpredictability) inherent in the output of these system statistics
programs when used on a reasonably busy system. It slowly stirs the output of
these gathering programs into a pool of entropy, much like the linux kernel
device, and allows other programs to read out random bits from this pool.
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update egd' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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