Provided by: reseed_1.1-3_all bug

NAME

       reseed  -  seeds  urandom  with  a  truly  random  seed  retrieved from
       random.org

SYNOPSIS

       reseed

DESCRIPTION

       This manual page documents briefly the  reseed  command.   This  manual
       page  was  written  for  the  Debian  distribution because the original
       program does not have a manual page.

       reseed is a perl script that retrieves a truly  random  seed  from  the
       Internet  (random.org)  and  uses  it to reseed the linux random number
       generator.

       It is run once during the installation of  the  package  only,  as  the
       entropy  pool  is  saved  between  reboots  by  the /etc/init.d/urandom
       script.  You must shut down cleanly after reseeding the  random  number
       generator so as the new entropy pool is saved correctly.

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Sam Johnston <samj@debian.org>, for the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                               December 16, 2002                     RESEED(8)