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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Newbie - don't quite understand tagging method

From: Eduardo Pérez Ureta
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Newbie - don't quite understand tagging method
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 11:04:55 +0000

On 2003-11-27 19:34:12 +0100, David Allouche wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 11:46:33AM -0500, Robert Anderson wrote:
> > A pretty good template is:
> > 
> > echo "# arch-tag: `uuidgen`" >>
> It is probably okay, but for the paranoids, it is better to use
> something you KNOW is going to be unique. It feels uncomfortable to rely
> on random numbers to be unique...

You probably don't trust modern cryptography as it relies in random
numbers being unique.

Do you use SSL or GPG?
If you don't think these random numbers are unique you should
probably stop using them.

> echo "#arch-tag: `tla my-id --uid` - `date -u '+%F %T %N'`" >>
> But you probably already know that.

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