The entropy package

[Tags:bsd3, library]

A platform independent method to obtain cryptographically strong entropy (urandom on Linux, CryptAPI on Windows, patches welcome). Users looking for cryptographically strong (number-theoretically sound) PRNGs should see the DRBG package too!

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Versions 0.1, 0.2, 0.2.1, 0.2.2,,,,, 0.3, 0.3.1, 0.3.2, 0.3.3, 0.3.4,, 0.3.5, 0.3.6, 0.3.7
Dependencies base (>=4.5 && <5), bytestring, unix [details]
License BSD3
Copyright Thomas DuBuisson <>
Author Thomas DuBuisson <>
Maintainer Thomas DuBuisson <>
Stability stable
Category Data, Cryptography
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Uploaded Tue Oct 15 20:32:15 UTC 2013 by ThomasDuBuisson
Updated Tue Jan 13 22:46:41 UTC 2015 by HerbertValerioRiedel to revision 1
Distributions Arch:0.3.7, Debian:0.3.7, Fedora:0.3.7, FreeBSD:0.3.7, LTSHaskell:0.3.7, NixOS:0.3.7, Stackage:0.3.7, Tumbleweed:0.3.7
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This package allows Haskell users to easily acquire entropy for use in critical security applications by calling out to either windows crypto api, unix/linux's /dev/urandom, or the RDRAND instruction.