[Mono-list] RNG

Sebastien Pouliot Sebastien Pouliot <spouliot@videotron.ca>
Sat, 05 Oct 2002 11:45:31 -0400

Hi Mark,

> The RNG code works on Linux, should work on BSDs, maybe Solaris, and
> won't work on Win32.  I'm still a tad confused by the CryptAPI for
> windows.  If you know how to use it to get strong random numbers, have
> at it...

I have work many times with CryptoAPI, both low-level (developing a smart
card CSP, certificate revocation) and high-level (end-user application) so I
should have no problem implementing RNG on top of it.

If I remember correctly there are some RNG tests specified in either FIPS
140 or 186 (been some time). They would make great unit tests so I'll find a
link to that too.

> Mark

Sebastien Pouliot
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