Unable to generate random numbers?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-stable-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Sep 21 06:43:28 PDT 2006

Krassimir Slavchev <krassi at bulinfo.net> writes:

> When I try to generate random bytes  using rand() or random()
> functions I found that these functions
> return constant values!?

Show your code (preferably a minimal, compilable, example); 
chances are that you are not initializing the state properly 
for use of those functions.  Note that those functions are not 
in any way related to the kernel random(4) device.

I suspect this question would be more appropriate on
FreeBSD-Questions; the version of FreeBSD you're running 
isn't really relevant.  

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