Subject: Re: randomid(3)
To: Noriyuki Soda <email@example.com>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
Date: 09/12/2003 20:40:27
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 22:54:06 +0900 (JST)
From: Noriyuki Soda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| 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.
Yes, agreed, that's something to be concerned about.
It wasn't the specific functions that I mean though, just anything which
has the kind of "randomness" that rand() produces (which isn't much, but
is plenty good enough for the communications between a stub resolver and
its cache (aka back end resolver)) in almost any situation - and in the
cases where it isn't, something like TSIG is required, not a better random