[BitTorrent] Back to Merkle Hash Trees...
ehem at m5p.com
Mon Feb 7 01:06:30 EST 2005
>From: Brian Dessent <brian at dessent.net>
> 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.
True, but that is irrelevant as long as the end points verify them. There
isn't any point in worrying about this condition, because if this fails
we're already dead.
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