[rescue] RFA: firewall
ssandau at gwi.net
Fri Jan 7 16:45:22 CST 2005
<pretty good explanation snipped>
> The BSD version of this pseudo-random number generation thing is really a
> lot more truly random than other implementations. Computing what the next
> packet number will be -in real time-, starting from the packet numbers you
> see going by between the two computers that are supposed to be doing the
> talking, is pretty near impossible.
That's all pretty understandable. The part I don't really understand is
how one box can generate pseudo-random numbers to label packets, and the
machine on the other end can then somehow put them in order. The numbers
are, after all, not sequential, but somewhat random.
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