Debian Bug report logs - #591472
RFP: turbid -- High-Entropy Randomness Generator

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is;

Reported by: Christoph Anton Mitterer <>

Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 12:48:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Christoph Anton Mitterer <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: RFP: turbid -- High-Entropy Randomness Generator
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2010 14:45:36 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : turbid
  Version         : 20050503
  Upstream Author : John S. Denker <>
* URL             :
* License         : GPL2
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : High-Entropy Randomness Generator

A High-Entropy Randomness Generator (also called a Hardware Random Number
Generator, or True Random Number Generator) that is suitable for a wide range
of applications, including cryptography and other high-stakes adversarial
applications. It harvests entropy from physical processes, and uses that
entropy efficiently. The hash saturation principle is used to distill the
data, resulting in virtually 100% entropy density. This is calculated, not
statistically estimated, and is provably correct under mild assumptions. In
contrast to a Pseudo-Random Number Generator, it has no internal state to
worry about, and does not depend on unprovable assumptions about “one-way
functions”. We also describe a low-cost high-performance implementation, using
the computer's audio I/O system. 

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