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Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Noob dumb question (extending emacs)
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 20:13:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Yuri Khan wrote:

> What we have here is some constant text that does not
> contribute to randomness in any way, and a few decimal
> numbers. A single sampling gives you 36 digits. 3 decimal
> digits ≈ 10 bits, so you could estimate 120 bits which would
> be considered a fair amount of entropy.

Entropy, is that a term from information theory?
Please provide the definition the way you are using the term
here ...

> (Of course you could just replicate what pwgen does, and
> read from /dev/urandom or /dev/random, and directly convert
> that into characters usable in passwords.)

Indeed, that's better, if we assume what they do is good
enough. Use directly or replicate, as you say.

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