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Added a function to generate nonce via /dev/urandom on Unix. This is …

…a fix for the problem

that (random most-positive-fixnum) with SBCL 1.1.6 on OS X does not create enough randomness.
The nonces start repeating after less than a dozen attempts.
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1 parent 4ca69c6 commit 03678bad2e6d70c0989f1da72e157ee40d0951b0 Wolfgang Mederle committed Apr 2, 2013
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  1. +10 −2 src/core/consumer.lisp
12 src/core/consumer.lisp
@@ -32,13 +32,21 @@ it has query params already they are added onto it."
+;;; SBCL 1.1.6 on OS X does not generate proper random values with (random most-positive-fixnum).
+(defun generate-nonce (&optional (size 30))
+ (with-open-file (in "/dev/urandom" :direction :input :element-type '(unsigned-byte 8))
+ (with-output-to-string (out)
+ (loop :repeat size
+ :do (write (read-byte in) :stream out :pretty nil :base 36)))))
(defun generate-auth-parameters
(consumer signature-method timestamp version &optional token)
(let ((parameters `(("oauth_consumer_key" . ,(token-key consumer))
("oauth_signature_method" . ,(string signature-method))
("oauth_timestamp" . ,(princ-to-string timestamp))
- ("oauth_nonce" . ,(princ-to-string
- (random most-positive-fixnum)))
+ #+unix ("oauth_nonce" . ,(generate-nonce))
+ #-unix ("oauth_nonce" . ,(princ-to-string
+ (random most-positive-fixnum)))
("oauth_version" . ,(princ-to-string version)))))
(if token
(cons `("oauth_token" . ,(url-decode (token-key token))) parameters)

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