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ANSI X9.82-1:2006

Random Number Generation Part 1: Overview and Basic Principles

This Standard defines techniques for the generation of random numbers that shall be used whenever ASC X9 Standards require the use of a random number or bitstring for cryptographic purposes. The Standard consists of four parts:

  1. Part 1: Overview and Basic Principles
  2. Part 2: Entropy Sources
  3. Part 3: Deterministic Random Bit Generator Mechanisms
  4. Part 4: Random Bit Generator Construction

Part 1 contains:

  1. A functional model for random bit generators,
  2. The general properties necessary for random bit generators to produce bitstrings that are suitable for cryptographic use, and
  3. Approved methods for converting a random number into a random bitstring and vice versa.

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