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twuewand random number generator

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twuewand is software that creates hardware-generated random data. It accomplishes this by exploiting the fact that the CPU clock and the RTC (real-time clock) are physically separate, and that time and work are not linked.


twuewand requires Python 2.7. In addition, the pycrypto package is optional, but highly recommended.

To install:

sudo python install

On Linux systems, a small C program is also available called rndaddentropy. This is a wrapper for the RNDADDENTROPY ioctl, and is used for directly adding entropy to the Linux primary pool. Please see its manpage for more details.

sudo make -C rndaddentropy install


Please see the twuewand manpage for invocation options.


twuewand - A TrueRand algorithm for generating entropy

Copyright (C) 2015 Ryan Finnie

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

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