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Re: [Lynx-dev] predictable PRNG used

From: Thorsten Glaser
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] predictable PRNG used
Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2009 17:33:45 +0000 (UTC)

Thomas Dickey dixit:

> On Debian/testing, it'll use

Actually, it *could* be linked against libbsd.

(Another issue: OpenSSL on MirBSD is self-seeding; how is
OpenSSL on, for example, GNU/Linux? If Lynx is linked with
OpenSSL, it could use that as an additional seed value for
the PRNG.)

“It is inappropriate to require that a time represented as
 seconds since the Epoch precisely represent the number of
 seconds between the referenced time and the Epoch.”
        -- IEEE Std 1003.1b-1993 (POSIX) Section B.2.2.2

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