Subject: Re: arc4random(9)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 05/29/2002 10:59:58
On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 11:52:12PM +0900, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >I understand your position, but I think the name is honestly a very
> >bad one.
> >What if we worked to get FreeBSD etc. to change the name, too?
> i think it too late, just like good old "CREAT instead of CREATE"
> example. it is way too widely deployed, it's not only for BSD but also
> in tons of thirdparty softwares, like pipermail, linux PAM, linux ipsec,
> apache2, and more.
There are lots of functions we do not supply in our libc that Linux does
supply; I'm not sure I buy this argument for the userland version of this
I'm not sure I grasp how use in the linux kernel is relevant to use in our
kernel. For example, the Linux IPsec will *never* run in our kernel (it
hardly runs in the Linux kernel), so I think that that's a total non-example.
Anyway, at this point I'm more concerned about the code itself. I still
think it probably leaks key bits after it reseeds.
Thor Lancelot Simon email@example.com
But as he knew no bad language, he had called him all the names of common
objects that he could think of, and had screamed: "You lamp! You towel! You
plate!" and so on. --Sigmund Freud