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From "Life is hard, and then you die." <>
Subject Re: Updated mod_digest
Date Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:56:33 GMT

> >  If anybody knows a better (i.e. faster) random number generator that
> >  would be great. But it must be cryptographically strong.
> On some systems (Linux, BSD etc.) you can use /dev/random if it exists.

Hmm, yes, that looks pretty good. Thanks for the tip. One question: if
this device exists, does it always produce something reasonable? I.e.
is a test for the existence of this device sufficient? I thought I
overheard something somewhere that sometimes /dev/random is just a
dummy device.



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