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It turned out to be surprisingly simple. Mac OSX /dev/random allows writes and is the recommended method by Apple to seed entropy to PRNG. Therefore, simply creating hourly cron job like this will work as simplistic version for rng-tools on OSX :
# change Usbmodem to your #
[[ -r /dev/cu.usbmodem14511 ]] && dd if=/dev/cu.usbmodem14511 ibs=1 count=512k obs=1024 >& /dev/null | pv -pterb -s 512k | dd of=/dev/random >& /dev/null
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