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ArangoDB Server Random Options

Random Number Generator


Defines the type of random number generator to use.

The argument is an integer which sets the manner in which random numbers are generated.

  • 1: a pseudorandom number generator using an implication of the Mersenne Twister MT19937 algorithm
  • 2: use a blocking random (or pseudorandom) number generator
  • 3: use the non-blocking random (or pseudorandom) number generator supplied by the operating system
  • 4: a combination of the blocking random number generator and the Mersenne Twister (not available on Windows)
  • 5: use WinCrypt (Windows only)