• Subject: RE: AS/400 entropy source
  • From: Tim McCarthy <timm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 15:26:51 -0500

I'm looking for salt values from which to generate seeds for random key
generation. To date I've used a TMcC proprietary method that grabs
various pieces of pseudo random data from the system/job and mixes it up
depending on the current lunar phase :). This works fine but a
discussion on another mailing list regarding sources of entropy under
Win98 had me thinking that perhaps someone out there had a more measured
method. 


TrailBlazer Systems, Inc.
http://www.as400ftp.com
AS/400 Communications & E-Commerce Solutions

Chaos, panic and disorder...my work here is done.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leif Svalgaard [SMTP:leif@leif.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 2:02 PM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: AS/400 entropy source
> 
> From: Tim McCarthy <timm@as400ftp.com>
> 
> > 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.
> > 
> > Chaos, panic and disorder...my work here is done.
> 
> Tim, since Chaos, panic, and disorder are marks of high entropy, I can
> see why you want some of that, but enlighten me as to what you are
> really after.
> 
> 
> 
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