On Mon, 31 Jan 2000, Grant Taylor wrote:
open RAN, "/dev/random" || die;
$file = '/tmp/autobuse' . unpack('H16',$foo);
Please, never use /dev/random or /dev/urandom for such purposes.
Aside the fact, that it does not help much in what you want to achieve
it is a desaster to system performance because it empties the system's
entropy pool and wastes precious entropy for unneeded things.
Crypto software _really_ needs these random numbers.
Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013
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