[cryptography] urandom vs random

The Doctor drwho at virtadpt.net
Wed Aug 21 12:18:06 EDT 2013


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On 08/20/2013 05:33 PM, grarpamp wrote:
> The subject thread is covering a lot about OS implementations and
> RNG various sources. But what are the short list of open source
> tools we should be using to actually test and evaluate the
> resulting number streams?

I've done some non-scientific experiments (i.e., sated my curiosity)
with ENT (formerly at http://www.fourmilab.ch/random/, now maintained
at http://packages.debian.org/sid/ent).  I found the results
interesting and somewhat useful.

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