Hi, I have a servlet which will initialize a static SecureRandom object then it will be used in doPost method to get a random byte for each http request. Is it thread safe for the nextBytes() method in this manner? Thanks. David
Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Moving this to Threads.
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Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Looking at the source code, yes, the class appears to be thread safe. Unfortunately the authors did not bother to document this fact in the source. Also i didn't check the class thouroughly; it's possible some of the methods are not thread-safe. To be sure, you should really put in synchronization yourself I think. But you can probably get away without it if you want.