Perry E. Metzger wrote:
[EMAIL PROTECTED] (Peter Gutmann) writes:
I've always wondered why RNG speed is such a big deal for anything but a few
highly specialised applications.

Perhaps it isn't, but any hardware RNG is probably better than none
for many apps, and they've managed to put the whole thing in a quite
small bit of silicon. The speed is probably icing on the cake.

One of the benefits of speed is that you can use cleanup code to control bias. Carl Ellison put some out on his website last century.

Pat Farrell

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