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GENRANDOM(8)                         BIND9                        GENRANDOM(8)



NAME
       genrandom - generate a file containing random data

SYNOPSIS
       genrandom [-n number] {size} {filename}

DESCRIPTION
       genrandom generates a file or a set of files containing a specified quantity of pseudo-random data, which can
       be used as a source of entropy for other commands on systems with no random device.

ARGUMENTS
       -n number
           In place of generating one file, generates number (from 2 to 9) files, appending number to the name.

       size
           The size of the file, in kilobytes, to generate.

       filename
           The file name into which random data should be written.

SEE ALSO
       rand(3), arc4random(3)

AUTHOR
       Internet Systems Consortium

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2009-2011 Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. ("ISC")



BIND9                            Feb 19, 2009                     GENRANDOM(8)