On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 07:37:09PM -0400, Jeroen C. van Gelderen wrote:
> > Why to XOR true random bits from arc4random() with non-random bits from
> > getpid()? It only weakens. Better way is just remove any getpid() code and
> > left arc4random() only.
> Then you will get collisions which you will have to deal with. I am not
> familiar with the code but if we can handle collisions nicely then that 
> would be the way to go: 64^6 = 2^36 possibilities which is nice...

1) Just totally opposite: mixing random with non-random sources you'll get 
into collision much faster then with random source only.  2) Yet, of course, 
the code handles collisions.

Andrey A. Chernov

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