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From Matthew Rushton <>
Subject random number generation
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2009 22:06:32 GMT
  I'm writing an apache module and need to generate a random number to handle a request.
The random numbers must be unique across requests and thus across forks. My problem is coming
up with a way to seed the random numbers in an efficient way. I imagine I'll need to use some
combination of a timestamp and process/thread id. Perhaps this is already handled by apache
or another module? What have other people done? That's it. Thanks in advance.

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