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A random.org seeded random generator.

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//package org.cspoker.common.util.random;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.MalformedURLException;
import java.net.URL;
import java.net.URLConnection;
import java.security.SecureRandom;
import java.util.Random;

//import org.apache.log4j.Logger;

 * A random.org seeded random generator.
 * @author Kenzo
public class RandomOrgSeededRandomGenerator implements RandomSource {
  //private static Logger logger = Logger
    //  .getLogger(RandomOrgSeededRandomGenerator.class);

  private static RandomOrgSeededRandomGenerator instance = new RandomOrgSeededRandomGenerator();

  private Random random;

   * Construct a new random.org seeded random generator.
  private RandomOrgSeededRandomGenerator() {

    try {
      final URL url = new URL(
      URLConnection connection = url.openConnection();
      final BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(

      final StringBuilder stringBuilder = new StringBuilder();

      String line;
      while ((line = in.readLine()) != null) {


      final byte[] seed = stringBuilder.toString().getBytes();

      random = new SecureRandom(seed);
    } catch (final MalformedURLException e) {
      //logger.info("Default secure random is used.");
      random = new SecureRandom();
    } catch (final IOException e) {
      //logger.info("Default secure random is used.");
      random = new SecureRandom();

  public static RandomOrgSeededRandomGenerator getInstance() {
    return RandomOrgSeededRandomGenerator.instance;

   * Returns a random-object.
   * The default implementation uses the current time as seed.
   * @return A random-object.
  public Random getRandom() {
    return random;


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