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eb_client_egd - export entropy data as egd server

eb_client_egd v1.0, (C) 2009-2012 by Egd-clients can use the /tmp/egd.sock unix domain socket. This should work with at least OpenSSL: start eb_client_egd with one of the following parameters: -d /var/run/egd-pool or -d /dev/egd-pool or -d /etc/egd-pool or -d /etc/entropy To verify that client_egd functions, run: "openssl rand -rand /var/run/egd-pool -out /tmp/bla 10". It should return something like "255 semi-random bytes loaded" where "255" should be > 0. If it is zero, check if the current user has enough rights to access the /var/run/egd-pool file.

July 2012 eb_client_egd