Crypt::Random::Source::Weak::openssl - Get random bytes from the OpenSSL command line utility
use Crypt::Random::Source::Strong::openssl; my $source = Crypt::Random::Source::Weak::openssl->new my $bytes = $source->get(1024); # get 1kb of random bytes
This is a weak random byte source because
openssl rand is a PRNG.
This is a subclass of Crypt::Random::Source::Base::Proc.
Due to the retarded nature of the rand command line utility's interface, it must repeatedly be invoked with
default_chunk_size as number of random bytes to generate.
The default number of bytes to generate per
openssl rand invocation.
Defaults to 64 kb, which is pretty large and balances well with the startup time of
openssl rand for miniscule chunks.
If you will be needing a lot of random data, increasing this number to something much larger would probably be beneficial.
openssl executable to invoke. Defaults to what File::Which found for
openssl (which means it must be in your
This module is maintained using Darcs. You can get the latest version from http://nothingmuch.woobling.org/code, and use
darcs send to commit changes.
Yuval Kogman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (c) 2008 Yuval Kogman. All rights reserved This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.