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Python Random Number Generator for OTP



Exactly. Thanks for clarification Jon.
--Michael


Am 23.07.2013 um 20:39 schrieb Jon Callas <[email protected]>:

>> As is the case with most random noise sources, you obviously want to
>> whiten the output before adding it to your entropy pool.
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> Actually, you want to whiten it before output, not before input. Whitening before input is a problem, because you can't run an estimator on the input -- because it's been whitened.
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> If you want to know the unbiased entropy of a source, you want the raw inputs. If you don't care about the unbiased entropy, then you don't.
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>    Jon
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