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Mon, 25 May 2020 22:42:15 +0200
On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 08:34:44AM +0000, Mark Space wrote:
> I installed the latest version of GNU Backgammon from your site and
> selected random.org as the dice generator. However, I can confirm that
> dice rolls do not take the numbers from random.org as I have also
> monitored all the connections to and from the program.
> Can you please check and fix this?
Could you clarify what you monitored and how you deduced the dice rolls
were not from random.org ?
Do you mean the rolls don't match the numbers generated by random.org ?
The connection is using https, so it is difficult to verify from the
outside what was pulled from there.
Or do you mean the connection is not to random.org ? If I try to use it
as RNG, Immediately after that, I can see that a connection to this site
had been established:
> netstat -4W
Active Internet connections
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state)
tcp4 0 0 192.168.42.5.15895 188.8.131.52.https TIME_WAIT
On the other hand, www.random.org apparently doesn't have reverse DNS
records. That's why one sees its address instead of its name in the
> host www.random.org
www.random.org has address 184.108.40.206
www.random.org has address 220.127.116.11
www.random.org has IPv6 address 2606:4700:10::6814:2d07
www.random.org has IPv6 address 2606:4700:10::6814:2c07
> host 18.104.22.168
Host 22.214.171.124.in-addr.arpa not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
> host 126.96.36.199
Host 188.8.131.52.in-addr.arpa not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
- Re: random.org, Mark Space, 2020/05/23
- Re: random.org,
Philippe Michel <=