Subject: Re: NFS file handles are guessable.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kevin M. Lahey <email@example.com>
Date: 03/07/1997 09:26:53
In message <199703071658.LAA09575@jekyll.piermont.com>"Perry E. Metzger" writes
>What we really desperately need is a /dev/random...
Absolutely. I was looking at the changes necessary to generate a more
random ISS for TCP connections (RFC1948). It was relatively easy to
add the code to generate the ISS, but generating a random enough
seed value looked really tough. It seemed especially ugly because
the seed was required pretty early on in the boot process, before
there was a chance to sample alot of OS events to get some randomness.
Any ideas or plans to add /dev/random? It sure would make things