[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Make rtpenc.c SSRC randomly set

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Thu Jul 10 02:00:46 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 08:34:39AM +0900, Luca Barbato wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >> you mean using strong random?
> > 
> > I mean NOT using information the outside is not supposed to have
> Ok
> > If i ask you for a random number would you give me your credit card number?
> > No?
> > Do you feel more secure if you gave me a MD5 of your credit card number?
> > How long do you think would i need to brute force the space of all credit
> > card numbers to find it from the MD5? And note 1 digit is a checksum
> > and the first 6 identify the bank according to wikipedia.
> That isn't the question ^^;
> I meant: do you think that for this task and others would be worth try 
> to implement a strong random number generator?

define "strong random number generator"

> A valid SSRC could be just the stream id for most of our purposes. 0 
> could be the initial timestamp, for what concerns us.

then the problem is solved, good work

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

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