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Re: lynx-dev Options, V.Links, random (was: patch 6 - UI Pages)

From: Leonid Pauzner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Options, V.Links, random (was: patch 6 - UI Pages)
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 17:48:21 +0300 (MSK)

15-Dec-99 07:21 T.E.Dickey wrote:
>> Relying on rand() for security is really a bad design choice, IMO.

> otoh, it improved on what was there (addressed the immediate cause for
> concern).  I don't believe that any of us can come up with a completely
> secure scheme (nor could the critics ;-).  However, using a sequential name
There is one: new LYNXfoo:/ scheme done via HTStreamStack() -
no temp files at all.
(recent example - LYNXMESSAGES:/ though I am not sure we want
to expand LYNXfoo:/ namespace too much. Not a technical problem,
just our consensus.)

Anyway, exept forms Options Menu (and now Visited Links page also),
we have a plain html files without any POST content nor possibility
to explore something comparing against any

> opens us up to criticism from people who don't concern themselves over
> whether the underlying filesystems itself is secure.  Using rand() merely
> guarantees that the average fool (i.e., "hacker") would not break in.

> --
> Thomas E. Dickey
> address@hidden

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