Subject: Re: randomid(3)
To: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: Noriyuki Soda <>
List: tech-security
Date: 09/11/2003 22:54:06
>>>>> On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 20:47:50 +0700, Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU> said:

> I do see the ISC code using rand() to generate random numbers - there's
> no problem with that for this purpose (I didn't look hard enough to

No, there is a problem.
It's bad thing that libc functions use rand() (or random())
internally, because 3rd party applications (especially scientific
simulation software) want that their call to rand() returns same
random sequence.