[ratelimits] Remarks regarding the Knot DNS 1.2.0 RRL implementation

Chris Thompson cet1 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Mar 5 20:12:54 UTC 2013

On Mar 5 2013, Vernon Schryver wrote:

>It sounds like the popular crypto hash function mistake.  The virtues
>of cryptographic hash functions are unrelated to their collision

Not *completely* unrelated. A cryptographic hash that produced a particular
result a significant proportion of the time (you can imagine the reductio
ad absurdum case I am thinking of) would certainly be vulnerable to a (1st
or 2nd) pre-image attack.

Chris Thompson               University of Cambridge Computing Service,
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