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Re: Actor model implementation, seeking feedback

From: Mario Domenech Goulart
Subject: Re: Actor model implementation, seeking feedback
Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2021 09:58:02 +0200


On Sat, 26 Jun 2021 21:51:59 +0200 Vasilij Schneidermann <> 

>> 2. You're right! I actually hadn't thought about that! Guess I had a hard 
>> time
>> not conflating "unique and non-repeatable" with random numbers... would a
>> timestamp be a better (but probably still not ideal) approach?
> No, timestamps may repeat if taken quickly enough. Another issue is that
> in a distributed system you must now guarantee that all participants
> have synchronized clocks...
> A particularly elegant approach is to generate random bytes once (much
> like a secret key is generated once), then increment them for each
> consecutive encryption operation (much like the CTR mode works). For
> example RFC7523 uses the following nonces in appendix A:
> BBAA99887766554433221100
> BBAA99887766554433221101
> BBAA99887766554433221102
> ...
> BBAA9988776655443322110F

Would be suitable for the casae in

All the best.

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