ldns_init_random (3) - Linux Man Pages
int ldns_init_random(FILE *fd, unsigned int size);
- Seed the random function.
If the file descriptor is specified, the random generator is seeded with
data from that file. If not, /dev/urandom is used.
applications should call this if they need entropy data within ldns If openSSL is available, it is automatically seeded from /dev/urandom or /dev/random.
If you need more entropy, or have no openssl available, this function MUST be called at the start of the program
If openssl *is* available, this function just adds more entropy
.br fd: a file providing entropy data for the seed .br size: the number of bytes to use as entropy data. If this is 0, only the minimal amount is taken (usually 4 bytes) .br Returns 0 if seeding succeeds, 1 if it fails
AUTHORThe ldns team at NLnet Labs. Which consists out of Jelte Jansen and Miek Gieben.
REPORTING BUGSPlease report bugs to ldns-team [at] nlnetlabs.nl or in our bugzilla at http://www.nlnetlabs.nl/bugs/index.html
COPYRIGHTCopyright (c) 2004 - 2006 NLnet Labs.
Licensed under the BSD License. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
REMARKSThis manpage was automaticly generated from the ldns source code by use of Doxygen and some perl.