Subject: Re: IP source address security issue
To: None <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/28/1995 01:54:04
   About six months ago, Ted Ts'o wrote a "physical randomness collector"
   device driver for linux -- it kept a pool of random bits, mixing in
   the low order bits of the high-resolution hardware clock on every
   interrupt.  This was primarily intended for user-mode cryptographic
   applications (e.g, PGP & kerberos) but could also be used for ISN rate

   It should be very simple to port this to NetBSD -- but it's probably
   overkill for the current problem.

It's not just overkill.  It's an unnecessary performance hit.

   However, when NetBSD eventually
   supports IP-layer security, it would be somewhat more useful.

What, pray tell, does `IP-layer security' *mean*?