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rand_source.h

/*
 * rand_source.h
 *
 * implements a random source based on /dev/random
 *
 * David A. McGrew
 * Cisco Systems, Inc.
 */
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#ifndef RAND_SOURCE
#define RAND_SOURCE

#include "err.h"
#include "datatypes.h"

err_status_t
rand_source_init(void);

/*
 * rand_source_get_octet_string() writes a random octet string.
 *
 * The function call rand_source_get_octet_string(dest, len) writes
 * len octets of random data to the location to which dest points,
 * and returns an error code.  This error code should be checked,
 * and if a failure is reported, the data in the buffer MUST NOT
 * be used.
 * 
 * warning: If the return code is not checked, then non-random
 *          data may inadvertently be used.
 *
 * returns:
 *     - err_status_ok    if no problems occured.
 *     - [other]          a problem occured, and no assumptions should
 *                        be made about the contents of the destination
 *                        buffer.
 */

err_status_t
rand_source_get_octet_string(void *dest, uint32_t length);

err_status_t
rand_source_deinit(void);

/* 
 * function prototype for a random source function
 *
 * A rand_source_func_t writes num_octets at the location indicated by
 * dest and returns err_status_ok.  Any other return value indicates
 * failure.
 */

typedef err_status_t (*rand_source_func_t)
     (void *dest, uint32_t num_octets);

#endif /* RAND_SOURCE */

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