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Brian Micek wrote:
> Please lets forget about this thread because its going nowhere and once
> again, I apologize about all this spam.
yeah, i love BOFH : ) but the argue about cpu and bandwith waste is real
don't care who say you can't send random data on request, we are free to
reply what we want on a request (also some ascii p*rn is a good idea)
if you are using tcpd consider to do something like catting some random
data to a file and then stream the file (no disk i/o since linux has
caching, low cpu usage)
remember also you are sending some of your precious *true* random data
to the bad guy (i'm not able to exploit or predict the next random bit
but i heard somebody on the globe is able to.. so be paranoid :P )
also the client will break the tcp stream on X null chars or something
like that so use a file and close the connection at some poit is good
to prevent bandwith waste (don't let the client decide)
an other thing to consider is ip spoofing, but who cares : )
just my 901 bytes opinion..
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