reading internet data to generate random numbers.

Grant Edwards grante at
Wed Nov 2 21:34:42 CET 2005

On 2005-11-02, Levi Campbell <levicc00123 at> 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 OS?  What, exactly, do you want to capture?

> 2. how would I skip every 2nd, 3rd, or 4th byte to protect privacy?

2nd, 3rd, 4th, byte of what?

Doesn't your OS have an entropy-gathering RN generator built-in?

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