Subject: Re: synchronous ip_id
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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