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Date:	Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:21:09 -0700
From:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Jeffrey Knockel <jeffk@...unm.edu>,
	"Jedidiah R. Crandall" <crandall@...unm.edu>,
	Willy Tarreau <w@....eu>,
	"security@...nel.org" <security@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] ip: make IP identifiers less predictable

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:07 AM, Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com> wrote:
>
> This patch adds a random amount of perturbation so that IP identifiers
> for a given destination [1] are no longer monotonically increasing after
> an idle period.

This certainly looks good to me. It would be good to have actual
testing by Jeffrey &al, but this seems simple and complete.

            Linus
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