[BitTorrent] Back to Merkle Hash Trees...

Bill Cox 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.

Bill




 
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