[Beowulf] OT: public random numbers?

David Mathog mathog at caltech.edu
Fri Aug 12 11:21:37 EDT 2011


Robert G. Brown wrote:

>  Everybody must be able to obtain it
> > freely from a web connection.
> 
>    http://www.random.org/
> 

Nice site.  They have something that is very close, the pregenerated
random files, from which a small set of digits may be extracted, and the
files themselves have MD5 checksums (but are not signed).
They also support https.  It comes up a little short on criteria 1 (we
really don't know what is going on behind the scenes) and 6 (it is a
single site.)

Thanks,

David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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