[ntp:questions] Public remote RNG server service on the net
mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri Jul 4 18:31:44 UTC 2008
> Is there any public remote RNG server running on the Internet?
> By this I mean a public service similar to the Network Time Protocol (NTP).
> It should generate for example 50 random numbers in the
> range 0 to 255 in string format in intervalls of a minute,
> and together with a timestamp make this record (ie. a line)
> publicly available. There should also be an open API for
> retrieving the RNG record for the specified datetime key.
> Such an independent public RNG service would be useful for
> online game operators and players; ie. for lotto, roulette and
> other chance games, but also for researchers.
> All the generated RNG records should also be archived and
> put online for manual downloading (for statistical tests etc.)
> The current situation of for example how the Keno lotto numbers
> are generated is not much trustworthy since it is in the hands of
> the Keno-organizers themselves. And there is a big mistrust
> by the players in this method, and there have also been some
> scandals because the game organizers know what the players
> have played and it is easy to generate numbers which would
> pay out the least prizes...
> So there is a public need for one or more trustworthy,
> independent and open public RNG servers around the globe
> for the benefit of everybody in the industry.
Even if there are noone here cares about it and it's off topic for this
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