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5.17.6 returned things to roughly where they were in 5.8.1.
Okay. Thanks for that. I was party to some of thr discussion for the 5.8.1 randomisation, so that makes sense to me.
Somewhat related is the actual hash function in 5.17.6 is different from 5.17.5, and we probably will use a yet again different hash function in 5.18.
Can you explain why the hash function has changed? And what is has changed (is going to change) to?
A reference to background material regarding the selection and testing of the new hash functions whould be interesting and useful.
And if I have my way hashes will be randomized on a per hash level as well.
Could you briefly explain why you would do that? What it would achieve or prevent?
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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In reply to Re^10: Hash order randomization is coming, are you ready?