Perry E. Metzger wrote:
No. It really does not. Shannon's tenth theorem is about correcting
lossy channels with statistically random noise. This is about making
sure something bad doesn't happen to your computer like having someone
transmit blocks of your hard drive out on the network. I assure you
that Shannon's theorem doesn't speak about that possibility.

Yet, Shannons' tenth theorem can be proven without a hypothesis that noise is random, or that the signal is anything in particular.

Using intuition, because no formality is really needed, just consider that the noise is a well-defined sinus function. The error-correcting channel provides the same sinus function in counter phase. You will see that the less random the noise is, the easier it gets. Not the other around.

How about an active adversary? You just need to consider the adversary's reaction time and make sure that the error-correcting channel has enough capacity to counter-react within that reaction time. For chip fabrication, this may be quite long.

Ed Gerck

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