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Re: US Customers: anyone helping me?


On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 06:07:03AM -0600, Scott Bennett wrote:

>     Uh...hmmm...on what basis does Sun claim generation of "true" random
>numbers?  Unless it includes a sample of some radioisotope and a timestamping
>particle detector, why would hardware/firmware RNG output be any less
>pseudo-random than software RNG output would?

IIRC another possible source is the random noise on a resistor or
something like that. That might not be uniform first, but with
appropriate transformations applied afterwards...

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