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:email@example.com] > Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 2:02 PM > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > Subject: Re: AS/400 entropy source > > From: Tim McCarthy <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > > 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. > > > > +--- > | 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 > +--- +--- | 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: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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