./security/p5-BSD-arc4random, Perl interface to the arc4 random number generator

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Branch: pkgsrc-2012Q3, Version: 1.50, Package name: p5-BSD-arc4random-1.50, Maintainer: bsiegert

This module provides a Perl API for the BSDs' arc4random(3) suite
of functions and adds a few high-level functions, such as the new
arc4random_uniform(3). The Perl functions are ithreads-safe (only
if threads::shared is required). Scalars can be tied to this pak-
kage, yielding uniformly distributed random numbers with an arbi-
trary upper bound on read access, contributing to the RC4 entropy
pool on write access. An exported global $RANDOM variable returns
15-bit unsigned random numbers, from [0; 32767], similar to mksh.
Furthermore, Perl's internal PRNG is seeded with entropy obtained
from the arc4random generator once on module load time.

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SHA1: d7472ce6306572965f041d37437b8be3446294da
RMD160: 794d4f799e769b7d11ccc79ba733c190868df664
Filesize: 14.094 KB

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