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Authored by ebrandi on Sep 2 2018, 3:43 AM.

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While doing the review of this article translation to pt_BR I saw that there is a URL
that point the user to a website hosted, at Geocities -- a free web hosting service
that was shut down by yahoo in October 2009.

I was able to find the paper that was supposed to be hosted at Geocities in a public
FTP Server at Department of Computer Science of ETH Zurich, than im suggesting that
we update the article to change the paper URL, in the following way:

URL for Ueli Maurer's “Universal Statistical Test for Random Bit Generators” Paper:

FROM: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Code/4704/universal.pdf
TO: ftp://ftp.inf.ethz.ch/pub/crypto/publications/Maurer92a.pdf

And i`m suggesting also that we remove from the article the link to the file
uliscanc.txt, that exist at begin of the last section of the article, since it also
point the user to a file hosted at Geocities.

As the source code is present in the article, the removal of this link does not
compromise the content.

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ebrandi created this revision.Sep 2 2018, 3:43 AM
sevan added a subscriber: sevan.Sep 2 2018, 10:42 AM

The link you are proposing is to a different paper from the original. The original is still available via archive.org.
https://web.archive.org/web/20011115002319/http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Code/4704/universal.pdf

The link you are proposing is to a different paper from the original. The original is still available via archive.org.
https://web.archive.org/web/20011115002319/http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Code/4704/universal.pdf

My bad sevan, really sorry for my mistake - I forgot completely about webarchive :(

Its okay for the documentation project to link to files / pages in https://web.archive.org to keep the "original" source for the reference used?

Because if oits not, I saw that there is also a copy of the article available at website of the Applied Crypto Group (ACG) in Computer Science and Communications (CSC) research unit of the University of Luxembourg:

http://www.crypto-uni.lu/jscoron/publications/universal.pdf

sevan added a comment.Sep 2 2018, 11:32 AM

My bad sevan, really sorry for my mistake - I forgot completely about webarchive :(

Excuse the terse reply, It's fine. I wasn't sure if you had checked. .

Its okay for the documentation project to link to files / pages in https://web.archive.org to keep the "original" source for the reference used?

Indeed it is and that alongside the convenience of the reader is why we have used it elsewhere in the handbook and website.

Thks, when i get home i will update my review to point the links to webarchive :)

ebrandi updated this revision to Diff 47581.Sep 2 2018, 12:43 PM

Changed article URLs pointing to Geocities so they point to the equivalent URL in the webarchive.
Thank you sevan for helping me with that.

sevan accepted this revision.Sep 2 2018, 12:57 PM
This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Sep 2 2018, 12:57 PM
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