[BitTorrent] Back to Merkle Hash Trees...

Elliott Mitchell 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. 
> http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/stone00when.html

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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