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Pseudorandom generator.

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June 2007
NETTLE-LFIB-STREAM(1)                      Nettle tools                     NETTLE-LFIB-STREAM(1)

NAME nettle-lfib-stream - pseudorandom generator
SYNOPSIS nettle-lfib-stream [seed]
DESCRIPTION This manual page documents briefly the nettle-lfib-stream command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. nettle-lfib-stream outputs a sequence of pseudorandom (non-cryptographic) bytes, using Knuth's lagged fibonacci generator, optionally using the integer seed as the seed. If no seed is given, time(2) is used. Warning: The stream is useful for testing, but should not be used to generate crypto‐ graphic keys or anything else that needs real randomness.
SEE ALSO http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagged_Fibonacci_generator
AUTHOR This manual page was written by Magnus Holmgren <@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
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