Subject: Re: NOTICE: serious fsirand(8) bug
To: None <>
From: Brian Hechinger <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/09/1997 14:00:42
Jason Thorpe drunkenly mumbled...
>  > > fsirand(8) is a program that randomizes the inode generation numbers on
>  > > ffs file systems.
>  > 
>  > and what exactly is the benefit of doing this??
> To reduce the possibility of guessing a file generation number for purposes
> of spoofing an NFS file handle.

ah, ok, thanks.


** Brian Hechinger ** ** **
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