RIG is a program I wrote to replace a particularly poor closed-source unattributed public-domain implementation for MS-DOS. Essentially it gathers random selections of first and last names, location data, and street names, to assemble a fake name and address, complete with geographically consistant ZIP code, area code, state, and city name.
My implementation of fake is GPL, however its database belongs to whoever wrote the original implementation, or if that person remains unknown then I suppose it lies in the public domain. If you feel uncomfortable with this then please provide a new database. It shouldn't be too hard to create a new one.
Install should be pretty easy, just type "make install". If your system dosen't
have /dev/urandom and you'd like to use /dev/random instead, do
make install CFLAGS=-DDEVRANDOM
What's New in This Release:
· Fix compilation on some platforms. Thanks to many people for noticing these problems.
· Fix problems with the -m and -f options. Thanks to Casey Carter noticing this problem, and to the Debian developers (notably Norbert Veber and Aaron Lehmann ) for proposing a fix.
· Add an entry for Coward, SC.
· Make Biloxi area and ZIP codes match the same physical spot. Thanks to Chris Lawrence for noticing this.