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SubjectRe: [PATCH] OpenBSD Networking-related randomization port
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* Lorenzo Hernández García-Hierro:

> As it's impact is minimal (in performance and development/maintenance
> terms), I recommend to merge it, as it gives a basic prevention for the
> so-called system fingerprinting (which is used most by "kids" to know
> how old and insecure could be a target system, many time used as the
> first, even only-one, data to decide if attack or not the target host)
> among other things.

The most important result of such a patch is source port randomization
for DNS queries to resolvers. This gives you a few more bits (DNS
itself has just a 16 bit "unique" ID, which isn't too hard to
brute-force these days, unfortunately).
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