• Subject: Secure PRNG?
  • From: "Luther Ananda Miller" <luther.miller@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 08:39:29 +0100
  • Organization: HYPERe

I am implementing some security stuff on the AS/400 in java and I am
wondering if anyone knows of a way to produce a "secure" seed for a pseudo
random number generator on the AS/400. I'd like to avoid anything having to
do with the system clock. I am planning to read up other possiblities today
(one example is that PGP uses the entropy of the delay between the user's
keystrokes), but since the AS/400 is in general a very secure system I
though perhaps this problem has already been solved. Maybe there is even a
system routine I can call to get what I need.

If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. Thanks.


luther.miller @ hypere.com

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