hwmultd is a daemon which, when run in server mode, periodically polls some hardware device, like an entropy source, and multicasts that information. Alternatively, hwmultd can run in client mode, listening for multicasted information and then acting accordingly, like adding gathered entropy to the local pool. Its simple plugin system allows hwmultd to be agnostic with respect to the hardware, which could include devices such as temperature probes or time sources.
|Tags||monitoring system Hardware multicast|
Release Notes: This is the initial public release. hwmultd is under heavy development, but is being used in production environments. The only major limitation is that no security has been implemented and currently it is easy to spoof an hwmultd server.