Subject: Re: synchronous ip_id
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Henry B. Hotz <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/02/2003 19:14:36
At 10:37 AM -0500 2/26/03, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>Ignatios Souvatzis <> writes:
>>  > Not necessarily - that's why the +1.
>>  >
>>  > |---high bit 0---||---highi bit 1---||---high bit 0---|
>>  >
>>  > If the last value of the first "high bit 0" equals the first value of
>>  > the second "high bit 0", it's just generated a duplicate, 2^15+1 from
>>  > the first copy to the second.
>>  err, right. Stupid me.
>I thought we were generating an ergodic sequence here, in which case
>that isn't possible...

I think this qualifies as a sequence of ergodic sequences.  The 
behavior of the high bit doesn't qualify, and the individual 
fixed-high-bit sequences have no guarantees w.r.t each other.  The 
2^15+1 repetition case is of course unlikely, just not guaranteed 

Did that rather abstract response actually help?
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