Tim McCarthy wrote: >Does anyone know of any "approved" entropy source >on the AS/400? I've been digging up my own but I'm >sure there has to be a sanctioned method. Assuming you're looking for a random number generator above and beyond the C library, I have an RPG routine that was taken from the Oct 1988 issue of the Communications of the ACM. The article is about mathematically sound pseudo-random number generation. There's a C implementation of that in the August 1991 issue of Tech Specialist. This routine was used to select candidates for random drug screening; that's why we needed an algorithm with known, sound mathematical principles behind it. It needed to stand up under legal scrutiny (and it has.) Buck Calabro Aptis; Albany, NY "Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know" -- Michel Montaigne Visit the Midrange archives at http://www.midrange.com +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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