PRNG design document?

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Aug 21 23:33:40 EDT 2003

On Tue, Aug 19, 2003 at 11:57:32AM -0400, Tim Dierks wrote:
> Is there a definitive or highly recommended paper or book on the design of 
> PRNGs?
> I'm assuming a cryptographic PRNG of the type in OpenSSL, PGP, etc., where 
> entropic seeding data is accumulated into a pool and output is produced by 
> operating on the pool with a secure hash or similar cryptographic algorithm.

"Software Generation of Practically Strong Random Numbers" by Peter

and the followup:


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