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Re: [Nmh-workers] Message-IDs and Content-IDs

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Message-IDs and Content-IDs
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 08:32:59 -0500

Ralph wrote:

> Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> > Just read, say, 64 bytes from /dev/random and base64 encode it.
> Would /dev/urandom suffice?  Entropy can be in short supply in some
> environments, e.g. VMs, and given it's MH it may be being scripted to
> send a few emails in a short time.
> heirloom-mailx uses /dev/urandom with a fallback if it's not available.

/dev/urandom is fine.

64 bytes?  Though 64 bits seems too short.


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