[DragonFlyBSD - Bug #2758] (Closed) Incorrect info in arc4random(3) manual page

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Fri Oct 21 14:37:36 PDT 2016

Issue #2758 has been updated by dillon.

Status changed from New to Closed

man page updated after all this time :-)

Bug #2758: Incorrect info in arc4random(3) manual page

* Author: robin.carey1
* Status: Closed
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Category: 
* Target version: 
Dear DragonFlyBSD bugs,

There is an incorrect statement in the


Manual page; The manual page reads:

".....which uses 8*8 8 bit S-Boxes ..."

But ARC4 uses 256 (not 64) "8-bit S-Boxes"; Which corresponds to "2**8"
the same syntax used elsewhere in that manual page).

The same mistake is present in the FreeBSD arc4random(3) manual page.


Robin Carey BSc

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