Subject: Re: NFS file handles are guessable.
To: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 03/07/1997 11:58:14
Luke Mewburn writes:
> * randomising st_gen at creation time (OpenBSD has
> a random function based on arcfour available in the kernel.
> This, and similar functionality may be useful.
rc4 is not necessarily a very good random number generator unless its
is very well seeded.
What we really desperately need is a /dev/random...
> * incorporating fsirand(8) into the source tree, and
> similar functionality into newfs and/or fsck
fsirand should be incorporated into newfs as well as being standalone
-- merging newfs and fsirand once saved me vast amounts of time in a
high speed install system, since the disk only had to be grovelled
once and not twice.