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RAND crypto functions

Synopsis

Functions

void RAND_seed (const void *indata, size_t size)
int RAND_bytes (void *outdata, size_t size)
void RAND_cleanup (void)
void RAND_add (const void *indata, size_t size, double entropi)
int RAND_pseudo_bytes (void *outdata, size_t size)
int RAND_status (void)
int RAND_set_rand_method (const RAND_METHOD *meth)
const RAND_METHOD * RAND_get_rand_method (void)
int RAND_set_rand_engine (ENGINE *engine)
int RAND_load_file (const char *filename, size_t size)
int RAND_write_file (const char *filename)
const char * RAND_file_name (char *filename, size_t size)

Detailed Description

See the RAND - random number for description and examples.

Function Documentation

void RAND_add (const void * indata, size_t size, double entropi)

Seed that random number generator. Secret material can securely be feed into the function, they will never be returned.

Parameters

indata the input data.
size size of in data.
entropi entropi in data.

int RAND_bytes (void * outdata, size_t size)

Get a random block from the random generator, can be used for key material.

Parameters

outdata random data
size length random data

Returns

1 on success, 0 on failure.

void RAND_cleanup (void)

Reset and free memory used by the random generator.

const char* RAND_file_name (char * filename, size_t size)

Return the default random state filename for a user to use for RAND_load_file(), and RAND_write_file().

Parameters

filename buffer to hold file name.
size size of buffer filename.

Returns

the buffer filename or NULL on failure.

const RAND_METHOD* RAND_get_rand_method (void)

Get the default random method.

Returns

Returns a RAND_METHOD

int RAND_load_file (const char * filename, size_t size)

Load a a file and feed it into RAND_seed().

Parameters

filename name of file to read.
size minimum size to read.

Returns

Returns the number of seed bytes loaded (0 indicates failure)

int RAND_pseudo_bytes (void * outdata, size_t size)

Get a random block from the random generator, should NOT be used for key material.

Parameters

outdata random data
size length random data

Returns

1 on success, 0 on failure.

void RAND_seed (const void * indata, size_t size)

Seed that random number generator. Secret material can securely be feed into the function, they will never be returned.

Parameters

indata seed data
size length seed data

int RAND_set_rand_engine (ENGINE * engine)

Set the default random method from engine.

Parameters

engine use engine, if NULL is passed it, old method and engine is cleared.

Returns

1 on success, 0 on failure.

int RAND_set_rand_method (const RAND_METHOD * meth)

Set the default random method.

Parameters

meth set the new default method.

Returns

1 on success.

int RAND_status (void)

Return status of the random generator

Returns

1 if the random generator can deliver random data.

int RAND_write_file (const char * filename)

Write of random numbers to a file to store for later initiation with RAND_load_file().

Parameters

filename name of file to write.

Returns

1 on success and non-one on failure.

Author

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Referenced By

EVP_RAND.7ossl(7), openssl-env.7ossl(7), openssl-rand.1ossl(1), ossl-guide-migration.7ossl(7), RAND.7ossl(7), RAND_bytes.3ossl(3), RAND_bytes.3ssl(3), s-nail(1).

The man pages RAND_add(3), RAND_bytes(3), RAND_cleanup(3), RAND_file_name(3), RAND_get_rand_method(3), RAND_load_file(3), RAND_pseudo_bytes(3), RAND_seed(3), RAND_set_rand_engine(3), RAND_set_rand_method(3), RAND_status(3) and RAND_write_file(3) are aliases of hcrypto_rand(3).

Tue Nov 15 2022 Version 7.8.0 Heimdal crypto library