/dev/random

Matthias Benkmann matthias at winterdrache.de
Sat Nov 16 15:42:10 PST 2002


On Sat, 16 Nov 2002 22:17:53 +0000 Ian Molton <spyro at f2s.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 16 Nov 2002 11:14:43 +0000 (UTC)
> matthias at winterdrache.de (Matthias Benkmann) wrote:
> 
> > > I have learned that /dev/random is random number generator. How can
> > > we use it? 
> > 
> > Just read from it. It will spit out a random sequence of bytes.
> 
> Although you probably want /dev/urandom...

That depends on whether randomness or non-blocking behaviour is more
important to you.

MSB

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