[BitTorrent] Back to Merkle Hash Trees...
bill at viasic.com
Thu Feb 10 07:03:01 EST 2005
On Thu, 2005-02-10 at 10:07 +0000, Justin Cormack wrote:
> > Elliott Mitchell wrote:
> > > Key property here. You can add on (feature planned for BT2), without
> > > changing internal node indicies.
> > What exactly is the planned feature?
> Being able to append to the data.
> Its very useful for some applications.
It'd be a nice property, but I don't see how live streaming data is
compatible with BT. The basic idea of having hashed the whole file into
a signature kind of defeats that, doesn't it? And the structure of the
tree does not in any way translate into the order pieces are requested.
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