pollen - Entropy-as-a-Service web server

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename pollen_4.21-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
Package name pollen
Package version 4.21
Package release 0ubuntu1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category universe/admin
Homepage http://launchpad.net/pollen
License -
Maintainer Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
Download size 1.53 MB
Installed size 6.04 MB
Pollen is an Entropy-as-a-Service web server, providing random seeds.
This can be performed over both cleartext http and encrypted
https TLS connections.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pollen_4.21-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb 4.21 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
pollen - - -


Name Value
adduser -
ent -
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
libc6 >= 2.3.6-6~
libcap2-bin -


Name Value
anerd-server -


Name Value
anerd-server << 3.0


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package pollen_4.21-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
Source Package pollen

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install pollen deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install pollen




2015-10-13 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
pollen (4.21-0ubuntu1) yakkety; urgency=medium
* check_pollen:
- note the number of short bytes in the error log message
2015-10-13 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
pollen (4.20-0ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium
* debian/pollen.upstart: LP: #1505473
- remove typo in the upstart config which was preventing the service from starting
* rebuild the packages for upload
2015-10-13 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
pollen (4.19-0ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium
* debian/pollen.upstart: LP: #1505473
- remove typo in the upstart config which was preventing the service from starting
2015-09-09 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
pollen (4.18-0ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium
* pollen.go:
- add the "available"  word to the log
2015-05-02 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
pollen (4.17-0ubuntu1) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/pollen.postrm:
- clear out certificates on purge
* debian/pollen.default:
- quote the variable definition, for consistency
* debian/pollen.postinst:
- fix ssl cert generation, country must be <2 chars
* debian/pollen.service:
- put braces around environment variables; required to work at all
* pollen.go, usr.bin.pollen:
- log the entropy bits before and after the transaction
2015-03-25 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
pollen (4.16-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium
[ Matthias Klose ]
* debian/control:
- Build everywhere
2015-01-07 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
pollen (4.15-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium
[ Didier Roche ]
* debian/control, debian/pollen.service, debian/rules:
- Add systemd unit, following similar restart on failure and device
checking logic
- Bump Standards-Version
2014-10-31 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
pollen (4.14-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium
* pollen.go: LP: #1383738
- remove SSLv3 support
2014-10-31 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
pollen (4.13-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium
* debian/pollen-restart.upstart, debian/pollen.upstart, debian/rules:
- LP: #1386052
- add a new upstart job that restarts pollen any time the rsyslog server
is restarted
- this is necessary to work around a bug in the golang syslog library
where syslog restarts break logging
+ https://code.google.com/p/go/issues/detail?id=2264#c8
2014-07-23 - Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com>
pollen (4.12-0ubuntu1) utopic; urgency=medium
* debian/control:
- recommend rng-tools;  we can do this, since pollen is in universe
* debian/pollen.postinst:
- minor change to the default self-signed cert;  use 'localhost'
for the hostname;  this is useful for testing pollinate against
the localhost with a self-signed cert
- update docs;  pollinate no longer runs daily by default
- update some docs
* check_pollen:
- ensure that the nagios check catches log failures

See Also

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