Subject: Re: rpc xid randomness
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-security
Date: 09/12/2003 11:59:17
On Saturday, September 6, 2003, at 12:46  PM, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino 

> 	given horsepower of today's machine the computation overhead is
> 	smaller than the benefit we'll get. (well, some of you run pdp10,
> 	but don't you want your pdp10 be secure against id predictability
> 	attacks?)

Quite a lot of modern embedded systems don't have a lot of horsepower, 
but still need to run these kinds of applications.  Performance/benefit 
tradeoffs do need to be considered.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>