cvs commit: src/games/fortune/strfile strfile.c
rik at inse.ru
Sun Aug 10 15:45:51 UTC 2008
Does any one has any technical reason why this change is wrong, or makes
worse? If this change makes smth better, even a bit, and does not ruin
smth, why it does
not have a chance for existence?
Andrey Chernov wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 12:16:44PM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav wrote:
>>> 1) PRNG is not crypto.
>> Stop spewing nonsense.
> Do you have enough education to determene what is nonsense and what is
> not here? For example I have master degree in mathematics.
>> PRNG and crypto are inseparable.
> Well separable areas. Various PRNGs can be used in or choosed by crypto.
> But no crypto in PRNG itself.
>> In addition,
>> as you very well know, this PRNG is actually the keystream generator for
>> the RC4 stream cipher.
> Yes, I know. And what? Crypto uses math intensively, not PRNGs only,
> hashes etc.
> To confirm my words, OpenBSD uses ar4random() almost everywhere in the
> tree, especially after realizing "modulo bias" bug, and use it as "plain"
> PRNG even in simplest non-crypto areas.
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