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Re: lynx-dev SSL for Lynx 2.8.4

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev SSL for Lynx 2.8.4
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 22:27:22 +0000 (GMT)

> Another issue from the whiteboard was the reliance on srand48 and lrand48,
> which some systems do not include.  I assume that configure could be tweaked

I haven't looked at the code, but cryptographic code SHOULD NOT use standard
random number functions, it should be trying to achieve truly random 
numbers.  One of the major panics on early Netscape software (server I think)
was that it didn't generate sufficiently random numbers, and that was when
it really was trying.

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