• Subject: Re: AS/400 entropy source
  • From: "Leif Svalgaard" <leif@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 15:12:02 -0600

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim McCarthy <timm@as400ftp.com>
To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 2:26 PM
Subject: RE: AS/400 entropy source


> 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.


using some low-order bits of the 64-bit (actually 41 bit) internal machine
clock
might also do the trick.


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