Manpage of IPSEC_RANBITS
Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: 22 Aug 2000
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ipsec ranbits - generate random bits in ASCII form
(rounded up to the nearest byte)
high-quality random bits from
and emits them on standard output as an ASCII string.
The default output format is
lowercase hexadecimal with a
prefix and an underscore every 32 bits.
option produces quick-and-dirty random bits:
instead of using the high-quality random bits from
which may take some time to supply the necessary bits if
which yields prompt results but lower-quality randomness.
output format, like
but without the underscores.
to be interpreted as a byte count rather than a bit count.
Written for the Linux FreeS/WAN project
by Henry Spencer.
There is an internal limit on
run time is difficult to predict.
A request for a large number of bits,
at a time when the system's entropy pool is low on randomness,
may take quite a while to satisfy.
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