> xor-ing various parts of a Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) would > seem to > a measured and sanctioned method as it is guaranteed that this 128 bit > value will be globally unique. [Tim McCarthy] But if it's guaranteed to be globally unique then it must be predictable and therefore unsuitable. Buck, thanks for the suggestion but I'm really looking for something that would develop the seed for random number generation rather than the number generation itself (the crypto-geeks get all bent out of shape when you use pseudo random number generators without at least providing a seed that was generated from machine noise or random mouse movements). I just thought there might be a (hidden) function that could capture something like random memory values over a period and provide that as input. > +--- > | 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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