Subject: Re: rpc xid randomness
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/06/2003 22:07:08
Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
> 	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?)

Perhaps good analogy might be - would you randomize phone
number allocation?

I don't think randomizing XIDs (or PIDs, for that matter)
is worth the waste^W CPU cycles.

Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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