util.random

This library acts as a common interface to random byte generation. It was added in 0.10.

Usage

local random_bytes = require"util.random".bytes;
local to_hex = require"util.hex".to;

print("Some random data: "..to_hex(random_bytes(8)));

Source

Normally the random data comes from the special device file /dev/urandom. Prosody can optionally be built to use a different random source, see util.crand.

API

bytes(number)

The only method. Returns number random bytes from some PRNG, usually /dev/urandom.