Re: Module Identifier

From: Crispin Cowan (crispinat_private)
Date: Wed Jun 19 2002 - 13:56:01 PDT

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    richard offer wrote:
    >A suggestion by David Wheeler was to use the first 8 chars of an md5sum, so
    >I'm using
    >/* sys_security modid 
    > * Generated from
    > *      echo "SGI Trusted Linux" | md5sum | cut -c -8
    > */         
    >#define SYS_SECURITY_MODID 0xc4c7be22
    >This doesn't reqire a web infrastructure and yet is less susceptable to a
    >human non-random number generator....
    A fine idea. You're right that it is far less collision-prone than just 
    asking people to pick numbers "at random". But since the results are not 
    memorable, it would be handy to have it documented somewhere what the 
    numbers are for each module, however they were chosen.
    Crispin Cowan, Ph.D.
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