reading internet data to generate random numbers.

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Wed Nov 2 21:23:29 CET 2005

Peter Hansen wrote:

>> Hi, I'm working on a random number generator using the internet as a
>> way to gather entropy, I have two questions.
>> 1. is there a way to capture the internet stream?
> What specifically do you mean by the term "internet stream" here?
> Generally speaking, the internet is not "streamed" at all, but perhaps
> you have some special meaning in mind that isn't in general use.

maybe it's something like this he's looking for:


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