MirBSD manpage: RAND_file_name(3), RAND_load_file(3), RAND_write_file(3)

RAND_LOAD_FILE(3)            OpenSSL            RAND_LOAD_FILE(3)


     RAND_load_file, RAND_write_file, RAND_file_name - PRNG seed


      #include <openssl/rand.h>

      const char *RAND_file_name(char *buf, size_t num);

      int RAND_load_file(const char *filename, long max_bytes);

      int RAND_write_file(const char *filename);


     RAND_file_name() generates a default path for the random
     seed file. buf points to a buffer of size num in which to
     store the filename. The seed file is $RANDFILE if that
     environment variable is set, $HOME/.rnd otherwise. If $HOME
     is not set either, or num is too small for the path name, an
     error occurs.

     RAND_load_file() reads a number of bytes from file filename
     and adds them to the PRNG. If max_bytes is non-negative, up
     to to max_bytes are read; starting with OpenSSL 0.9.5, if
     max_bytes is -1, the complete file is read.

     RAND_write_file() writes a number of random bytes (currently
     1024) to file filename which can be used to initialize the
     PRNG by calling RAND_load_file() in a later session.


     RAND_load_file() returns the number of bytes read.

     RAND_write_file() returns the number of bytes written, and
     -1 if the bytes written were generated without appropriate

     RAND_file_name() returns a pointer to buf on success, and
     NULL on error.


     rand(3), RAND_add(3), RAND_cleanup(3)


     RAND_load_file(), RAND_write_file() and RAND_file_name() are
     available in all versions of SSLeay and OpenSSL.

MirBSD #10-current         2005-02-05                           1

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