Standards (was [BitTorrent] Back to Merkle Hash Trees...)

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Mon Feb 7 17:37:12 EST 2005


Justin Cormack wrote:
>>
>>>>Is there some URL somewhere that describes the way Merkle hash
>>>>trees are supposed to be used in bt2? It seems that a lot of
>>>
>>>No (AFAIK), but I've got an experimental implementation described at 
>>>http://62.216.18.38/bt_merkle/
>>
>>Olaf,
>>
>>This spec is excellent.  It's an outstanding document.  Also, it sounds
>>like you've already tested it, so it shouldn't have too many surprises
>>for implementers.
>>
>>While there are minor points that I would have liked to fine-tune, I
>>think having a working, well done spec like this is more important.  If
>>I had a vote, I'd vote that we adopt this spec as-is.
> 
> 
> Ugh, no certainly not. Its a quick hack to try out some ideas, as a "spec"
> it is neither specific enough, nor well thought out.

Any specific comments?


 
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