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Re: Random numbers (and big primes, too!)



David Clunie writes:

> It would seem to me that someone somewhere should produce a "random
> number server" available via a well-known internet port number. Some
> natural phenomenon not readily available to all could be used to generate
> such numbers and one could just connect and ask for a number. It would be
> interesting to try to devise means by which interception or sequencing
> could be prevented.

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