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Re: Accepted openssh 1:4.7p1-9 (source all i386)

Russ Allbery wrote:
> Do we have a feel for how astronomically unlucky you have to get?  If it's
> really astronomical, it's probably not worth worrying about.  (My general
> rule of thumb on that sort of thing is that if the chances of a collision
> are lower than the chances of hardware failure during the course of the
> operation, it's probably not worth taking any special safeguards.)

By that line of thinking, ssh-keygen shouldn't bother checking its
system calls either. Probability of system call failure is roughly
equaly to the probability of hardware failure.

see shy jo

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