[BitTorrent] Back to Merkle Hash Trees...

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Sun Feb 6 06:24:33 EST 2005


Elliott Mitchell wrote:
>>From: Olaf van der Spek <OvdSpek at LIACS.NL>
>>Elliott Mitchell wrote:
> Imagine you're handed a 16K block of data and a hash value. You're unsure
> whether this is internal nodes or a leaf (or even whether it is valid at

How can you be unsure about that?
It should be clear from the protocol.
If not, an internal node is 21 or 41 bytes (IIRC), so your 16 kbyte 
block would not be an internal node.


 
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