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NETTLE-LFIB-STREAM(1) - man page online | user commands

Pseudorandom generator.

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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).
Copyright © 2007 Magnus Holmgren. Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.
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