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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@ebuilt.com>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-test/flood config.h.in configure.in flood.c flood_round_robin.c
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2001 07:50:44 GMT
> > I don't see a problem adding a PRNG into APR as long as we have a by
> > default "good" one available with known characteristics.  -- justin
> 
> Um... APR *already* has random stuff in there. It can build against the
> truerand library, and it can use the /dev/random device.
> 
> If we have a small hunk of PRNG code, that would be great. Unfortunately,
> though, it would be rather difficult to feed APR with a lot of entropic
> data. (i.e. where/how would it come from?)

PRNG == pseudo-random number generator
     == repeatable so that simulations can be repeated for analysis

I don't know if it would be useful in apr or not.

....Roy


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