Subject: Re: synchronous ip_id
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From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/25/2003 08:12:00
On Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 11:20:50PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> > Sigh.  Apparently I was not very clear though I have just been for two
> > days in Germany now.  You have a 15-bit non-repeating random number
> > space.  After you have exhausted that space, you toggle the high bit
> > and start over with a different 15-bit non-repeating random number
> > space.  And so forth.  At the end, you still have a 16-bit space.
> But it can generate a duplicate after 2^15 + 1.

No, you can't, because the top bit will be different.

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