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NAME

       egd-linux - EGD Entropy Daemon

SYNOPSIS

       ekey-egd-linux  [ -H hostip ] [ -p portno ] [ -b blocks ] [ -s shannons ] [ -D pidfile ] [
       -r time ] [ -v ] [ -h ]

DESCRIPTION

       ekey-egd-linux is a daemon which connects to an EGD server and places the read entropy  in
       the kernels pool.

OPTIONS

       -H hostip
              Set the host IP address to connect to.

       -p portno
              Set the port number to connect to.

       -b blocks
              Set the number of 1024 bit blocks to request each time.

       -s shannons
              Set the number of shannons per byte.

       -D pidfile
              Specify the name and path of the file used to record the ekey-egd-linux process ID.

       -r time
              Set  the time between reconnect attempts. The default (0) causes the daemon to exit
              immediately after the initial  connection  attempt  and  no  additional  connection
              attempts  are  made.  A non zero value set is the number of seconds the daemon will
              wait between connection attempts.

       -h     Print the usage text and exit.

       -v     Print the version number and exit.

SEE ALSO

       ekeyd(8), ekey-rekey(8), ekey-setkey(8)

AUTHOR

       Copyright © 2009 Simtec Electronics.  All rights reserved.

       Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any  person  obtaining  a  copy  of  this
       software  and  associated  documentation  files  (the "Software"), to deal in the Software
       without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify,  merge,
       publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons
       to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

       The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all  copies  or
       substantial portions of the Software.

       THE  SOFTWARE  IS  PROVIDED  "AS  IS",  WITHOUT  WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
       INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE  AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE
       FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN  AN  ACTION  OF  CONTRACT,  TORT  OR
       OTHERWISE,  ARISING  FROM,  OUT  OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER
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                                          19th July 2009                        ekey-egd-linux(8)