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Re: Creating a Unique Key

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Chas Owens
March 28, 2002 11:43
Re: Creating a Unique Key
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uuidgen can create a nearly 100% unique key, but if the attackers has
access to the machine it was generated on and knowledge of the
approximate time the key was generated then it is fairly easy to
guess/reverse engineer the key.  You may want to look into using a very
large prime number or some such.  Probably the best thing to do would be
to generate a key pair using ssh2-keygen.

On Thu, 2002-03-28 at 14:30, Gregory Matthews wrote:
> What is the best way to create a unique, almost impossible to guess,
> KEY, i.e., ftu880oli88UI8flpq, which can in turn be used as part of a
> security string, i.e., username: ftu880oli88UI8flpq ?
> Thanks in advance.
> Gregory
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