nettle-lfib-stream(1) pseudorandom generator


nettle-lfib-stream [seed]


This manual page documents briefly the nettle-lfib-stream command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

nettle-lfib-stream outputs a sequence of pseudorandom (non-cryptographic) bytes, using Knuth's lagged fibonacci generator, optionally using the integer seed as the seed. If no seed is given, time(2) is used.

Warning: The stream is useful for testing, but should not be used to generate cryptographic keys or anything else that needs real randomness.


This manual page was written by Magnus Holmgren <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


Copyright © 2007 Magnus Holmgren.

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