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SubjectRe: CONFIG_RANDOM (compromise?)
On Fri, 17 May 1996, Harald Anlauf wrote:

> Still, I maintain that DEK's generator is superior to what most people
> use. For non-networked machines, where security is not first priority,
> a clearly leaner and (I think) acceptable solution.

As long as these devices don't have the same minor numbers. Programs which
are indiscriminate enough not to check the device before using it can then
settle for whatever they get. Programs which consider the quality and
derivation of the number sequences important can check, and they'll know you
are providing a lame generator which they presumably will then want to avoid
using....


lilo


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