[BitTorrent] Back to Merkle Hash Trees...

Brian Dessent brian at dessent.net
Mon Feb 7 00:18:50 EST 2005


Elliott Mitchell wrote:

> It is more than strong enough to fulfill its intended purpose. Mainly
> guarding against errors due to line noise and other accidental errors
> during packet handling.

Yes, in a perfect world.  But there are unfortunately lots and lots of
broken routers and TCP stacks out there. 
http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/stone00when.html

Brian


 
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