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*To*: [email protected]*Subject*: Re: Random numbers*From*: [email protected] (David Clunie)*Date*: Mon, 14 Dec 92 00:38:33 CST

> It has lately been discussed different ways to construct pure > random number generators by means of radiactive decay. I must admit > that this is a very good way to produce such numbers, but for a > number of reasons it is impractical to use such a device. (High > radiation levels are needed too produce a significant amount of data.) > 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. david

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Random numbers***From:*[email protected] (Yanek Martinson)

**Re: Random numbers (and big primes, too!)***From:*[email protected] (Timothy C. May)

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