Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sbin/newfs
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From: David Laight <>
List: source-changes
Date: 09/05/2003 00:25:52
> I don't think random() is in any case secure, or could be made secure
> easily.

I think that is what I said...
It does generate much better random numbers that rand(), but only
statistically, not cryptographically

> > The RC4 based random sequence generator is probably secure, given
> > unknown key state.  RC4 itself is a trademarked - so an implementation
> > has to call itself something else.
> Ours calls itself "arc4", which is not a trademark.

IANAL, but either the rc4 part of arc4 breaks the trademark, or the
trademark has to be some special glygh so the letters rc4 would be ok.
Any international trademark layers present?


David Laight: