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Re: Randomness testing

Clifford Heath wrote:
> We have been asked by a customer if we have any tests that demonstrate
> the randomness of the SSLeay random number generator (augmented by some
> sound-card random number seeding that we wrote).
> I'd like to find some standard implementation for testing randomness, but
> Schneier offers no help (other than a reference to Knuth Vol 2), and I
> don't know where else to turn.

I suggest that you do at least Maurer's test which is described
in A. J. Menezes et al. Handbook of Applied Cryptography. The
test is not difficult to code. You could also look at my code in
http://www.stud.uni-muenchen.de/~mok-kong.shen/#paper1 in Fortran.

M. K. Shen