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    Command:

    mcookie

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           mcookie [-v] [-f filename]
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           mcookie  generates a 128-bit random hexadecimal number for use with the
           X authority system.  Typical usage:
                  xauth add :0 . 'mcookie'
    
           The "random" number generated is actually the output of the MD5 message
           digest fed with various pieces of random information: the current time,
           the process id, the parent process id, the contents of  an  input  file
           (if  -f  is specified), and several bytes of information from the first
           of the following devices which is present:  /dev/random,  /dev/urandom,
           files in /proc, /dev/audio.
    
    
    

    BUGS

           The  entropy  in  the  generated  128-bit is probably quite small (and,
           therefore, vulnerable to attack) unless a non-pseudorandom number  gen-
           erator is used (e.g., /dev/random under Linux).
    
           It is assumed that none of the devices opened will block.
    
    
    

    FILES

           /dev/random
           /dev/urandom
           /dev/audio
           /proc/stat
           /proc/loadavg
    
    
    

    SEE ALSO

           X(1), xauth(1), md5sum(1)
    
    
    

    AVAILABILITY

           The  mcookie command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is avail-
           able from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.
    
                                   25 September 1995                    MCOOKIE(1)
    
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