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Re: DIGEST-MD5 and {nonce,cnonce}

At 02:53 PM 10/25/99 -0500, Ed Carp wrote:
>> >Most UNIX implementations implement rand() and friends.  Even Solaris ;)
>> Rand(3) provides a sequence of psuedo-random numbers.  The
>> amount of entropy in these numbers cannot be greater than
>> the seed used to determine the sequence.
>> It is not appropriate to use rand(3) to obtain bits of
>> entropy.
>Why not, if properly seeded?

Because we're after bits of entropy (or disorder) and not a sequence of
highly ordered values such as offerred by rand(3).

Kurt D. Zeilenga		<kurt@boolean.net>
Net Boolean Incorporated	<http://www.boolean.net/>