Subject: Re: arc4random(9)
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/29/2002 14:43:40
> [...], I get:
>        3. cryptographically strong generator for cases where you need
>           it, such as CBC IVs.

Why do you need a cryptographically strong generator for IVs?  They're
sent in the clear anyway.

(This is a serious question, not a criticism, at least not unless the
answer is " don't". :-)  I can't see any reason, but I'm not
*nearly* cryptographer enough to be confident there isn't any.)

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