reading internet data to generate random numbers.

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Wed Nov 2 19:38:46 CET 2005


Levi Campbell 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.

-Peter



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