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Subject: Re: Non power of two hash table sizes

Author: Keith Evans

Date: 15:11:20 02/19/02

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On February 18, 2002 at 20:34:09, Dann Corbit wrote:
>So did the Commodore 64.  You just cranked up the white noise generator and then
>read the sound port.

Actually designing a good (crytographically secure) hardware based "true" random
number generator is actually quite difficult. It is a task that should only be
assigned to the very best of engineers. Just because you have a source of
thermal noise (or whatever) doesn't guarantee a secure design.

If you search on google groups then you can start to get a feeling for the
difficulty of the task. Also see Cryptogram on for general
cryptography/security issues.


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