1.5 Prerequisites/Preconditions

This protocol requires that the implementation have a random number generator whose seed value does not depend solely on the current time because the time could be synchronized on the network. Indeed, for a computer with multiple network interfaces, the time is identical on each network interface. An easily available alternate seed is to use the MAC address of the network interface.

This protocol requires access to counters for the total number of bytes and packets sent and received (due to any network activity, not just the LLTD implementation) over each network interface.