Re: seeding dev/random in 5.5

--- Brooks Davis <brooks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 12:17:35AM -0700, R. B. Riddick wrote:
These are valid if probably overly paranoid points. :)

Hmm... Oki Doke... But why use ssh, if u do not really care, if u connect to
the right host? Maybe the postmen know telecom-men? ;-)

* But what if the postman (see first point) know already the host-key from
reading the CD? Then he could log in to ur boxes...

This isn't true. The host key lets you impersonate the host. It
does not do anything related to log in (unless you use host based

Ooch! I wrote something wrong. :-)

Most likely I meant:
If the postman knows the secret part of the host-key, his host could still
pretend to be the real host...


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